Mount Garfield is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palisade, CO 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 accessible from April until October.
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!
She said yes!!!
Beautiful views of Grand Junction
Pretty rough, but glad we did it!
If you're looking for a good workout or a good challenge this it's definitely it . The incline provides with a very good cardio work out at times it would have you gasping for air. The view from the top it's very rewarding
Extremely strenuous in the opening half mile - and be careful: there are two trails ascending from the parking lot. The further trail, to the far left, is far more difficult than the right and involves an open slope scramble that was fairly nerve wracking. Would not want to be coming down that trail. Beautiful trail all the way up! Watch the weather, we were almost caught in the rain on the way down when a front moved south, and the loose, gravelly trail would quickly become impossibly dangerous in the rain. Definitely recommend!
The initial climb is by far the most difficult part. the rest of the hike is a little steep but only moderate in difficulty. the view from the top is a nice reward for a good hike.
First part was a it rough but overall a really great, challenging, beautiful hike!