Explore the most popular kid friendly 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 Rim Rock Drive

2 days ago

Nice afternoon drive with great views Grandchildren found lots to explore

Beautiful views of Colo NM. Not terribly difficult. Easy terrain and lovely overviews of the canyon.

hiking
6 days ago

Easy to hike and very family friendly trail. The kids had so much fun looking for the biggest pieces of quartz or mica. There is so much else to explore on the way in and out.

Short and sweet. It was fun to run down, but watch your footing.

Easy quick “hike”! Great for kids.

hiking
18 days ago

Basically a walk up a steep dirt road. Very exposed - sunscreen and water a must.

Signage is misleading, so glad I had this app! not tons of shade so go early or late. we saw lots if wildflowers and blooming cactus in early may.

scenic driving
21 days ago

Beautiful drive. Lots of view points, hiking trails to keep you going all day. Hiked 5 of the shorter hikes during the 5 hour drive on the way home

hiking
21 days ago

First time up there and it was beautiful and not real long. Best part is there is more then one trailhead there so if you want more then pick another trail and go again!

walking
21 days ago

Easy walk to the view point. Didn't make it up to the alcove

hiking
21 days ago

Easy walk. Read about the first superintendent that climbed Independence Rock every 4th of July to plant an American Flag at the top. Heard voices and looked over to the rock and saw two climbers a short distance from the top

Not a very interesting trail. Views similar to what get from the highway

hiking
21 days ago

After dropping down following multiple switchbacks the trail forks and is an easy walk to the viewpoint. Great views

hiking
21 days ago

Trail wide and well marked until I got to where the trails leaves the wash. Saw only one cairn so I just followed all of the foot traffic which lead me way above the kitchen. Returned back done and figured out where the kitchen really was. The actual Devils Kitchen was awesome.

A nice warm up for more strenuous trails in the Monument.

Easy trail, perfect after lunch at the nearby Picnic Area. Great views!

A steep climb in some places, level in others, its primary value is as a connector to the Black Ridge or Liberty Cap Trails. Both of these have better views and more interesting landscapes.

1 month ago

Super easy hike! With an amazing view at the end. Well throughout the entire hike.

on Dinosaur Hill Trail

1 month 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

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

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

Excellent trail with beautiful views

The best hike to keep in shape.

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.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a nice hike last weekend. It was easy, but is made much more challenging if you take any of the other trails.
Has beautiful views and neat rock formations!

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