Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Colorado National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Dinosaur Hill Trail

11 days ago

Live in Fruita just across the river and like to go on this trail for a quick workout and get away. Nice views at the top

12 days ago

Trail markers aren't great, we ended up off the path almost as soon as we started but still and enjoyable area to explore. I'd recommend marking where you started or bringing a compass - it's easy to get turned around. We followed signs for Flume 1 (often pointing in two different directions) and Inner Flume so just keep track of where you go. Great views, and some small animals.

Took us about two hours, but I wouldn't depend on that - again, really easy to get off the trail.

Good family trail, easy for kids. Good views from the bottom of the canyon and pretty rock up to the mine.

Enjoyable hike - great scenery

28 days ago

It was fairly easy. It was great for my 6 and 10 year old they both enjoyed it very much! Pretty views.

great trail. My 5 and 3 year old were able to make it the whole way.

Amazing hike I do a few times a month, lots to look at to keep it fun and interesting. Indian paintbrush is blooming and so are the cactus. Caterpillars and lizards are out too. I like taking the loop counter clockwise doing the longest part first makes for a fast trip back. Mining cabin at the end is fun to visit, be sure to sign the book inside.

Really beautiful hike close to town. Best in spring or fall when the weather is cooler.

Excellent trail with beautiful views

Fantastic views and endless trail options.

Our family loves this hike! Our dog loves this one too. We usually go in the morning but so do many other people. Beautiful.

Super easy with lots to see! Took our small dog on it and he had a blast in the running water beds. The sparkling white mica rocks made the ground look majestic. Had a fair bit of traffic.

2 months ago

An easy hike that we did with the kids (6 and 2.5) yesterday. It was perfect to burn off wiggles and learn something interesting too!

Beautiful views all along the trail!

Great hike. Great area. It’s rides the rim of the canyon for the most part, and has stellar views. Not much elevation change, so it’s a good hike to take if your not feeling up to something bigger. Do yourself a favor and check this place out.

so beautiful!

2 months ago

Endless number of trails! Can do a ‘lite hike’ with the kiddos or a strenuous run with the dogs. Be sure to look at a map before heading out. Trails are less well marked the further you get away from the trailhead.

easy trail fun. going back with kids

Lots of options on this loop system. Great hike year round!


3 months ago

Great short hike with a nice mine at the end. Great for winter hike.

4 months ago

Beautiful. Would be great for my dad to walk and take photos. Grandkids would also love it.

very easy hike, good for a day where you just want to get out for a few hours! brought doggo.

Love this trail! The view of the canyon is beautiful as you walk a long the slick rock and the red rock with many balanced rocks.

easy trail, nice walk fun to explore the granite mine.

This trial is much closer to Grand Junction (about 20 minutes) than it is to Gateway (about 1 hour and 30 minutes).

Love this hike! The right trail can be a bit difficult to find, so make sure your study the map before you go. It's a pretty easy hike, with very little elevation change. The full loop is well worth the journey. You'll find yourself surrounded by magnificent 1500 canyon walls, juniper, and all the beauty deserts have to offer. The cabin at the end of the loop is the perfect oasis in a land with few opportunities for shade. Get out and enjoy this Colorado gem!!

7 months ago

Great little hike with the kids 9, 6 and 4 with wife and the dog. Lots of fun rocks and places to explore.

About 8.5 mile loop from parking lot. Beautiful hike, easy terrain, spectacular views.

My 5 and 10yo sons run this loop with me. Fun, interesting, nice views and a cool, little mining cabin to explore.

7 months ago

beautiful drive, started at Grand Junction, ended in Fruit, glad we went this direction as the scene just got better!! we hiked a few of the small trails, be sure to check the trail head signs to see just how far out the viewpoint goes!!

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