Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
23 days ago

Simple hike with info plaques.

Beautiful trail. Weather was mid 60s and warm in the sun. Welcome breeze on the ridges. This is an easy to moderate hike with no edges which is very important to me.
Started at around 12:00 and finished at 3:00
The views are stunning! Love the bright greens in the springtime and there were flowers starting to show. I highly recommend this hike - preferably in the spring and fall and not on too windy of a day.
Hardly anyone else on the trail so it is nice and quiet.

Rustlers Loop is a fairly easy and quick 3+ mile loop that overlooks the Colorado River for a bit in one section. It’s generally a single track trail that is also popular with MTBs so keep an eye out for them as they may not see you until they’re on you.

Did Steven's loop about a month ago, I think it was 2.8 miles, a lot of fun with slot canyons and a good view of the Colorado.

It's ok but go early to beat the heat

hiking
10 months ago

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11 months ago

Excellent hike with amazing views of the Colorado River and surrounding mesas and mountains. Only saw one other group on the trail. Access roads are gravel and dirt but are easily passable in a normal car. I hike relatively quickly and the hike took 3 hours, 15 minutes so I would allow for up to 4 hours if you take time along the river side to stop (which is well worth it).

hiking
11 months ago

This is a great hike near Grand Junction, CO. We stopped here for a hike on the way to Utah and the general Moab area. To get the best of this hike you need to climb the 1000 ft. to the top of the rim above the Colorado River. Take the trail to the West at the junction of the loop trail that is 1 hour into the hike. This is the easiest way to get to the top. Due to the incline and 4 hour trip, my wife would say that this is more moderate than easy, but a great hike for all. Young children (under 8) are not likely to make the full journey.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a great hike near Grand Junction, CO. We stopped here for a hike on the way to Utah and the general Moab area. To get the best of this hike you need to climb the 1000 ft. to the top of the rim above the Colorado River. Take the trail to the West at the junction of the loop trail that is 1 hour into the hike. This is the easiest way to get to the top. Due to the incline and 4 hour trip, my wife would say that this is more moderate than easy, but a great hike for all. Young children (under 8) are not likely to make the full journey.

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gorgeous views. Go earlier in the morning because it does get hot.

Friday, February 24, 2017

great views of the Colorado River

mountain biking
Friday, October 21, 2016

They rate this trail as "hard". That's a F$!#ing understatement. If you are a beginner mountain biker you are going to walk. A ton. This trail is beautiful but extremely technical. There are huge panoramas the entire day. Do you enjoy carrying your bike up 400 foot hills covered in loose rock? I hope so because you will get your chance. I set out to do the entire Kokopelli but cashed in my chips after this leg. The campsite at Westwater is very primitive, but AMAZING!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Great for kids!

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Mild. Good family hike with terrain from wildflowers, juniper to almost barren. It may only be .7 miles but you can make it a bit longer. Explore and enjoy but bring a lot of water for you and your 4- legged friend.

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great hike for kids, with good interp panels that tell you about the dinosaurs and geology of the area.

hiking
Thursday, March 05, 2015

GREAT TRAIL. VIEW WAS AWESOME. CLIMB IS A PRETTY GOOD ONE FOR THOSE OF US THAT OUR SHAPE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. MY GPS CLOCKED JUST A HAIR PAST 7 MILES FROM CAR, UP AROUND THE LOOP AND BACK DOWN. HAD LUNCH AT TOP, RIGHT AT THE 3.5 MILE MARK. VIEW NORTH DESERT ALL THE WAY AROUND SOUTH TO THE LA SALS. TOP OF TRAIL IS MILD AND RELAXING. DID NOT SEE ANYTHING THAT SAID NO DOGS, SO THE LAB WENT WITH ME. DID SEE A NO BIKES SIGN.

mountain biking
Friday, March 07, 2014

I am just beginning Mtn biking but husband is very experienced: We started at Lion Loop trail head, it was just to tough a terrain for me. However, my husband did Moore Fun Trail and loved it, it is technical especially for a first ride of the season (March 6). We headed down to Rustler's Loop it was a fun run with all sorts of technical situations easy enough for me to do (mostly.) We had a lot of fun, great overlooks of the Colorado River. Once we finished that trail my husband headed over to Mary's loop to finish up his day, he enjoyed it said it was fun. I hope to make it back next week, it was tough for a beginner but a great ride too! I am giving this a four star as it was my first experience, my husband though says its a five!

hiking
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pretty remote, don't forget water. Once on the mesa was just a nice stroll, getting up and down was the beast. http://goo.gl/maps/F1Ep3

mountain biking
Friday, May 10, 2013

This is a very fun trail with excellent views. Because this trail is rated as intermediate, I was caught off guard by the several hike-a-bike sections. But the rideable parts definitely live up to the intermediate rating.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Just finished the entire kokopelli trail from Fruita, CO to Moab, UT. Pure amazing. We cut off after the first day to do the western rim trail, and I was in awe the entire time, definitely an amazing cut off for technical biking during the trip. If there is a best time to do the trail it is now. All the roads have been incredibly maintained. The la sal loop portion even got freshly paved!! Incredible climbing and heart stopping downhill. If you haven't done it, do it now!!! Thank you to South Park Adventure Guides for bringing me along!!

I did it and it was really nice the trail it was a bit hard for me because I'm 11 but other than that I enjoyed it

mountain biking
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Good trail. Mostly ridable with some tech sections. Anyone who can clean the entrance is my hero.

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