Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Dinosaur 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.

Just an absolutely gorgeous and remote spot. The hike is short and easy and if rafters are launching from the boat ramp you can get some great pictures of them coming down the Green and into the Gates. I recommend being there just a little after sunrise when the light hits the canyon wall. Gorgeous. .

Great hike! Trail was a little difficult to follow in the beginning as it winds in and out of a creek/waterway. Trail offered beautiful views. Started out around 6pm and caught the setting sun in a lot of photos.

did this in the evening in april. we shared the trail with a handful of deer and wild life. my girls (9, 5, 4) loved it. beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Great small hike, Great rock formations

hiking
5 months ago

Been doing this since I was a kid. Easy hike to an amazing overlook!

hiking
8 months ago

Spectacular views of the Green River, Echo Park, and Yampa Bench. We watched a group of rafters make their way down the Green.

Easy hike. Great scenery. Interesting history. The creek is clear and beautiful. Josie Moran had an amazing place.

Good, easy hike. Fun for adults and kids

Super simple and very very very easy. The views are still stunning.

A hot tiring tails, but not too long that kids can make it, with a little encouragement. Took a 4,5,7 year old, and while we had lots of water breaks (bring lots!), they were able to keep going. Lots of hills.

Great hike with kids (6,4 and 4). Mostly shaded and only gentle inclines.

Fun short hike that was mostly shaded even midday. The canyon was cool and also saw a rabbit.

Great View! Fairly easy hike.

Did this trail with my 2 and 4 year old. There isn't much shade but overall it was a great trail for the little ones and very pretty

hiking
11 months ago

Great easy hike with outstanding views of the combined Green River to the west and Echo Park to the east. Some shade.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Great short hikes with totally worthwhile scenery. The box canyon makes you feel small. I recommend this to anyone who loves desert mountains.

Rosa is a really good hike to start getting the kids in the mood for other hikes in the area. The river scenes are outstanding and not too difficult.

I agree with Chuck (Gaines). My son and I mixed this trail with a leg from Sound of Silence and it was a real gem. Lots of wildlife and even a few no-shoulders lurking around. (Watch out!) If you're looking for a taste of the desert without wanting too much risk, this is the trail for you.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Great hike, even in the heat. Lots of raptors to see (no, not the dinosaurs ;-) and plenty of breathtaking vistas. Buggy as all get-out, so bring insect repellent or risk inhaling mosquitos!

Canyons doesn't get as much traffic as the Quarry, so picturesque solitude may be yours if you're lucky.

This trail is hard to find but worth the effort. Drive to the end of Split Mountain Campground and park near the "road closed". Walk around the two closed gates and through the closed abandoned campground to the end where you will find the trailhead. The trail is well maintained and well used. It offers beautiful views of the river. I hiked in the late afternoon when it was a bit cooler. Bring water and wear sunscreen. No access to the river as the trail follows bluffs.

I combined this trail with the Sound of Silence trail. The scenery is spectacular and there are several signs that explain what you are seeing.

camping
Sunday, May 29, 2016

it was a good hike from green river campground to split mountain campground. I would rate this hike Easy to Moderate depending on your skill levels. The green river flows right by the trail. Good trail for trail running, evening hike, family hikes and bird watching.

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Easy, short, and beautiful!

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

This is a very easy and short hike that starts at the end of the campground. The views are amazing and is well worth the visit if in the area.

Beautiful place. This is the take out location for those who float the Yampa and the Green Rivers through Dinosaur National Monument. Breath taking scenery. Good camp sites. Not far from the world famous Dinosaur Quarry.

Great trail to introduce kids to hiking. Interesting, quite bit of variety. Lots of wildlife, mornings and evenings.

hiking
Friday, January 13, 2012

These are fun little day hikes. Great for kids. Wonderful scenery and great history at Josie's cabin. Petroglyphs nearby.

hiking
Friday, January 13, 2012

The trail is easy and the reward at the end is spectacular! Take the time!

hiking
Monday, August 09, 2010

Great views of the Yampa and Green River Confluence.

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