No Thoroughfare Canyon

MODERATE 11 reviews

No Thoroughfare Canyon is a 6.4 mile out and back trail located near Grand Junction, CO that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

6.4 miles 1189 feet Out & Back

hiking

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

very nice hiking, definitely a hike to do in the morning my kids even liked it

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike, not too difficult. Nice blend of flats and incline with beautiful differing scenery. Great morning hike!

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This is an awesome hike! We did it today, after a day full of rain yesterday, so the runoff was very substantial. It was beautiful! A definite must-do when the water is running!

hiking
1 year ago

Was a really unexpected surprise. They had me at "waterfall"... Easy enough hike, lots of changing terrain and geological eye candy. Saw many rabbits, lizards, snakes, and deer. Continued on past the first waterfall for a bit, but storms were coming, so I headed back.

hiking
1 year ago

I hiked to the 1st waterfall in late March 2015. It is an easy to moderate hike and when I was there the creek bed had water in it so be prepared to be a little wet. Beautiful views and a nice canyon walk. The steps going up to the right past the 1st pool are quite steep but doable. I did not go past the 1st waterfalls as the terrain was a little rougher than I had shoes for. It took about 2 to 2.5 hrs in and out. 3 miles total. Park at the Devils Kitchen parking just past the ranger station on The Colorado National Monument. Keep right on the trail at the south end of the parking lot. Have fun! Bring lots of water :)

hiking
1 year ago

Fun day hike. The trip to the pool is very easy and seems to see a lot of use. continuing on to the first fall is a little harder but nothing an ambitious beginner can't do. At the first fall if you wish to continue onto the second there's a face of slick rock that's a workout but after that the trail opens up again and it pretty easy going for another mile. worth the extra time to go to the second fall as its much less traveled. Done in late march on a nice day and the temp. was great. Definitely a trail I will do again and recommend

hiking
1 year ago

AWESOME BEGINNER TRAIL OR JUST A QUICK HIKE. EASY FOR KIDS, FAIRLY SCENIC. LOTS OF LIZARDS AND RABBITS. WATERFALL IS NEAT WHEN ITS RUNNING. SPRING IS GREAT FOR A DECENT WATERFALL.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice and enjoyable hike, though both times I've done it it was awfully hot. It begins from the same parking lot as Serpent's Trail and continues to a small pool and then a waterfall. Good for novices to intermediate hikers. Worth a trip, even in the winter!

hiking
5 years ago

No Thoroughfare Canyon is actually quite a bit longer than 3 miles if you are willing to venture past the second waterfall. At the second waterfall there is a trail that heads up a steep incline and allows you to climb to the top of the waterfall and continue through the canyon. However, the trail is very poorly marked after the second waterfall and I would recommend bringing a map, compass, etc if you plan on really exploring No Thoroughfare beyond the second waterfall. Other than that, to and from the first and second waterfall is an easy, straightforward trail through the canyon. I even saw a lady hiking with a baby strapped to her, thats how easy it is. :)