Mount Garfield is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palisade, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October.
very rewarding climb. like the balcony to look over palisade and Grand junction.
Great hike. My 8 yr old made it to the top with a little coaching.
Love the views. This trail can be done by all, one step at a time. Get outside and live.
Steep initially, amazing views thereafter. Awesome mountain!
Tuff start first but well worth it!
Beautiful hike! Challenging, but the view is worth it!
Tough hike. I recommend an early start to beat the heat.
Great short hike with solid elevation gain. The better trail is the one to the East at 2.5 miles. The one to the West is 2.0 miles and the 2 meet up halfway up. Took us a little over an hour to reach the top going pretty fast. Saw one wild horse. Pretty meadows and rock formations and cliffs.
The first 1/4 mile is the worst - very steep with poor traction and no large rocks or walls for balance. Bring a hiking stick and/or shoes with a good tread, and keep an eye out for rain - the first section is crumbly and would turn into a mudslide if it got wet. Otherwise the rest of it is very doable (one traverse on a slight slope might make you a little nervous at the end, but that's it) and the views are incredible.
short and very sweet hike!