Coal Creek Basin Trail

HARD 2 reviews
#12 of 22 trails in

Coal Creek Basin Trail is a 18.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, and backpacking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,366 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

bird watching

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Grand Junction: Take Hwy 50 east twelve miles to Lands End Road. Take Lands End Road northeast for 14 miles to Wildrose Campground.

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

A great, moderate day hike. Great views and wildlife. One of our favorite trails when we just need a quick getaway!

hiking
Sunday, December 10, 2017