Coal Canyon Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Coal Canyon Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near De Beque, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

6 months ago

Not the most scenic hike as far as environment goes. But you're very likely to see wild horses along this trail which is pretty cool if that interests you.

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

This turned out to be just a single lane dirt road that splits off to Hoodoo trail when you reach the end or you can keep going until you reach a point just north of I-70. It's open to cars and several vehicles passed us during our hike. They were only going a few miles an hour so it was no big deal. This hike was decent as exercise but otherwise uneventful with nothing to see. It gets its name from the layers of soft coal embedded in the rock. There are other trails in the area that are likely more challenging and interesting.