Vogel Canyon Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Junta, CO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Canyon trail is a 1.75 mile loop trail that wanders down the canyon walls to the valley below through pinon pine and sandstone formations, remnants of old ruins of the Westbrook settlement, Native American rock art and natural springs. Near the end of the trail you can either return on the same trail you came in on, or come back out on the Prairie, Mesa and Overlook trails.
A wonderful little walk, beautiful. The cactus was blooming. The trails was easy to find and follow.
Hiked to the petroglyph along the overlook trail and then back along the Vogel Canyon trail. There was so much graffiti along with the actual ancient markings we couldn't tell which ones were the actual petroglyphs and which ones were done by the dick drips.
It was pretty hot so we did not stay out too long.
The canyon trail was very scenic and varied in what it had to offer. The indian cave art is hard to find and faint, at least what I saw. But that did not diminish the beauty of the area. Nice cliffs, natural springs, desert landscape. Greatly enjoyed the trip to Vogel Canyon. There are three other trails in Vogel. Take the time to do them all.