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trail locations for Fruita, Colorado

Great for kids!

missed fall colors by a couple weeks but still great

1 month ago

amazing geography! will never forget this hike

mountain biking
2 months ago

Just finished this trail. First time Mountain Biking, went with friend. It absolutely broke me off. Definitely several spots with a 'pucker factor'. Very fun. Need to get into shape and run it again and again!

My husband and I did this hike on our honeymoon. He is not a big hiker and did not find this trail difficult. It is an easy hike, but hot at midday as there is little shade on the trail. Wish we had more time to hike more in this area. Such a beautiful area!

3 months ago

Mild. Good family hike with terrain from wildflowers, juniper to almost barren. It may only be .7 miles but you can make it a bit longer. Explore and enjoy but bring a lot of water for you and your 4- legged friend.

gorgeous, more easy than moderate in my opinion. a wonderful hike

4 months ago

This site is enroute to the north entry into the Colorado National Monument. It is a former archaeological dig. Simple loop. I would not do again, just to minor and little to offer.

6 months ago

Great hike for kids, with good interp panels that tell you about the dinosaurs and geology of the area.

I was able to take this trail with arthritic knees. And I felt like I kept my heart rate up too! Hard to find a trail like this. Beautiful views as well!

this is hands down one of my favorite places. the view is jaw dropping, walks and climbs vary in challenge. you can pack light or heavy. go prepared bring plenty water and more food than you need. you may decide to stay longer than expected because it's just to nice too leave.

mountain biking
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

Fantastic! Great for dogs and like no people.

Come here every year and stay in Fruita. Perfect spot to stay and explore the monument or arches and canyonlands. Definitely worth checking out

mountain biking
2 years ago

mountain biking
3 years ago

This is a very fun trail with excellent views. Because this trail is rated as intermediate, I was caught off guard by the several hike-a-bike sections. But the rideable parts definitely live up to the intermediate rating.

Took my 8 and 9 year old boys along with me today to tackle this trail and I was amazed at how well they did, charging through the 6+ miles of rolling terrain. This trail provides little to no shade if you traverse in mid-day so be weary if you have little ones or are susceptible to heat if you plan to knock out in the summer temps. Cabin is a cool little remnant of roughing it and marks the turn around point of the trailhead approximately a little more than half way. Lots of scenery to look at, wildlife included lizards and a few birds. Might be much for non-seasoned hikers (kids) but makes for a great 1/2 day hike.