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Coal Canyon Trail is a 5.7 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.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 452 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Ohv / off road driving

Running

River

Views

Wild flowers

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Wild horses can be seen on this hike.

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Reviews (43)
Photos (15)
Recordings (40)
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Phil Fico
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Nature tripsNo shade

Trail can be hiked, meant for ATV or 4WD. Easy to hike/jog, not much elevation gain. Bring a lot of water & sun screen there is ZERO shade. Worth a drive, hike not so much.

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Jay Fenik
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Hiking

Saw two wild horses!

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Austin Martin
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HikingNo shade
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Brittany Woodward
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Kelsey Ross
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Hiking

Hope you like mud!

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Christine Myers
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HikingRockyScramble

We started out just doing the Coal Canyon trail and ended up doing the 16.2 mile loop from Coal Canyon to HooDoo Trail to Spring Creek then through Main Canyon to the Coal Canyon parking area. Highly recommend this . You will be on a 4 wheel drive road for about 6 miles then you’re on a week marked trail . We didn’t see any horses but we saw a lot of fresh sign . Beautiful rock formations . Would be hot in the summer.

Cory Howell
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Hiking

Saw a few of the wild horses on the trail. Pretty views of the canyon...if not for the power lines.

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Nicole Connors
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Hiking

The trail seemed to continue past what AllTrails had marked as the stopping point. It was very windy when we went, but we still enjoyed the hike and saw a small herd of wild horses. We didn’t encounter anyone else on the trail, which was nice.

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Jennifer Nicolle-Bowden
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Hiking

love to see the wild horses!

Cecily Coates
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Not the most scenic trail and it’s very hot and dry. The day is wonderful when the wild horses are out though.

Jennifer Nicolle-Bowden
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We saw eight to ten horses, September 18th. Nice hike.

Jennifer Nicolle-Bowden
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very nice saw a dozen horses!

Todd Barrow
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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.

Steven K.
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Hiking

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.

Joe Lucero
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Amy Behr
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Cory Anderson
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Stacy Cota
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Ryan Kelley
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Brittany Woodward
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Suzanne Love
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Lisa Hinchman Hampton
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Rod R.
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Brittany Woodward
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Susan Wood
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Melissa Bardo
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