1 month ago

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve trekked in Grand Junction. Pictures don’t do it justice. The end of the trail stops at a massive quartz/mica structure that’s fun to climb around. The hike is also fairly easy. VERY IMPORTANT: this trailhead is NOT in the Colorado National Monument. You can get to this trail by going through the monument, however it’s much easier to follow along monument drive just past the vets office and turn on D road, then turn on Rosevale and drive all the way down Rosevale until you see Little Park Rd, take Little Park Rd to Bangs Canyon trailhead where you will arrive at the Mica Mines trailhead.

fun trail for the kids and doggie. my 6 year old loved it.

2 months ago

My fav hike to bring newbies to. Super kid & dog friendly. And you get a fun reward at the end!

Great trail. Lots of shade, gorgeous views. Lizards everywhere. Kid and dog friendly. And the drive out from Junction isn’t super long but you still feel like you’re pretty far out.

5 months ago

Perfect short hike! Trail was beautiful and really clean/well kept. Just under 3 miles round trip. Took two dogs and felt it was a great hike for dogs.

5 months ago

Nice hike and is kid friendly. Not to busy of a trail and it is very well worn in.

5 months ago

Didn’t know what to expect... local sales clerk at REI recommended! Totally thrilled with this hike! It was gorgeous!!!! Short easy trail and beautiful scenery !!!! I highly recommend! Make sure you bring water... I saw several hikers with no water!!!!

6 months ago

Great trail for a short morning hike. Dogs loved it! Great Canyon formations and mica found on the trail.

7 months 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.

Easy quick “hike”! Great for kids.

7 months 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!

8 months ago

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

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

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.

easy trail fun. going back with kids


11 months ago

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

Sunday, December 03, 2017

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Beautiful and plenty of shade!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Good trail! Loved the views. Went when there was some slight rain the forecast, which is dangerous in a canyon, so I wouldn't recommend it. But the views were very beautiful and the trail itself is easy enough for animals and children.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great easy hike to do with the kids!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

good for the kiddos

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Easy enough for the kiddos to tag along. Definitely a fun family trail.

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