Explore the best trails near Gold Canyon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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3 days ago

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Found the trail head without a problem. The thing I found which was not mentioned prior to my visit was that when you come to the fence with the yellow National Forest sign on it, you go through the fence. There are signs for trails to the left and right of the fence which I don't believe lead to the cave.We followed a small post that said "trail" with an American flag on it and ended up going out of the way. The fence is wide enough to walk through single file and is painted orange at the entry/exit.
Once you get through here it is pretty easy to follow the trail from there.

Be sure to note where the trail is when you pass through the wash of the canyon so when you come back on the way down, you don't end up going down the wash versus the actual trail.

Overall, it is a beautiful hike with amazing views. We hiked at about 9a on a week day and we were the second car in the dirt lot. The lot was almost full when we got back to the car.

hiking
3 days ago

Perfect hike for kids. interesting hieroglyphics.

trail has a lot of erosion over the years from weather and foot track but still awesome! Wear good shoes, this isn't just a nature walk like the description says.......the scenery is beyond amazing!

Loved the final destination but the trails were so poorly marked we got lost many many times!!!

Perfect trail for the whole family with a payoff at the end

hiking
5 days ago

An awesome trail. It was a great day for this hike.

hiking
5 days ago

this is a difficult trail, took my 2 dogs and wouldn't do it again. steep inclines and large boulders to climb. good hike and beautiful views

hiking
5 days ago

Great easy hike with a big payoff

had a lot of fun today took my 4 year old and wife our first hike alot of fun

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago