Looking for a great trail in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Colorado? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 18 moderate trails in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area ranging from 4.4 to 29.9 miles and from 4,376 to 5,734 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful in the snow! Though another warm sunny day and this will be slippery mud.

Great hike! Gorgeous views of the Colorado River. Family and dog friendly, but we were here on a day with no bikes. We would love to do it again on bikes. Thoroughly enjoyed this place.

mountain biking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with an amazing view once you get to the ridge. First portion is very narrow and shared with mountain bikers so make sure to keep an eye out to avoid collisions!

running
3 months ago

google and apple maps take you down OHV trails that are across the canyon and river from the trail. I may not have made it to the trail but the OHV trails I ran were beautiful and also brutal. Try using Gaia or Avenza to reach the actual trailhead.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

ohv/off road driving
no shade
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

If you love dinosaurs, this is the trail for you, especially if you have kids. If you are looking for beautiful scenery, I’ve seen a lot better. If you are looking for exercise, it’s a little short. Not sure it was worth the gas mileage. Most likely wouldn’t do this one again.

Nice view of the river, but really more of a bikers trail than a hiking trail

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Okay, only a small part of the trail is wheelchair and stroller friendly, had I known that from the beginning, I wouldn’t have brought the stroller.

hiking
5 months ago

An easy trail. My wife has somewhat limited mobility. With her cane, she was able to negotiate the entire path. The view from the Rabbit Valley overlook is worth the vertical gain. At the overlook are two benches and a shade covering. It is relaxing to sit there and watch the world.

Great trail! Dogs loved it! Beautiful views of the river and plateaus. There are nice places to stop and have the dogs get some water in the shade. The signage for entry level cyclists is very good (some is funny) but I think I would have walked about 1/3 of it, even with the encouraging signs.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
5 months ago

Beautiful views… Trail bit dicey here and there… Remote and peaceful once you get in far enough

Took my pup on this trail and we had a blast! The views were amazing and the people we came across were so darn nice.

This trail was fun it did take the 3.6 miles if you stay on the trail one area has like a short cut for the trail which looked like it would cut a mile or so off. Great views of the river and mostly saw a ton of mountain bikers with a few other hikers.

hiking
6 months ago

Interesting short walk, with informational placards, but, like all desert trips in August no matter how short, stop often and bring lots of water. Beware of the overhead sun and consider how quickly your dogs can get sunstroke.

hiking
6 months ago

Agree with prior comments - nice hike, beautiful rock formations... obviously terribly warm in summer... but short hike so ok for noon treck

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

Very interesting short walk if you need a break from driving

hiking
7 months ago

Perfect for dinosaur enthusiasts and easy for kids! We broke up a long drive and did this trail on a day when temps were approaching 100F! Dried-up flowers for our visit. Would recommend when it is cooler, especially since there is barely any shade. There are, however, some covered benches spread out along the loop and lots of signs to explain what you're looking at. Very cool, LARGE dinosaur skeleton fossils in several spots--the hit of the trail for sure. We were also pleasantly surprised to see a few male (brightly colored) colored lizards. And the views of the La Sal Mtns were a nice addition. Take lots of water!

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