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Devils Canyon Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fruita, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, bird watching, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 764 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Horseback riding

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

There is almost an endless number of trail combinations in this area. There are trails that lead to Kodels Canyon, one that takes you to Flume Canyon and many different routes around the Devils Canyon area.

There is a fairly large parking area just off of the road.

To access the trail head from Grand Junction, travel west on I-70 to the Fruita exit. Turn left and travel about 1.5 miles to Kingsview Estate, there is also a sign indicating Horsethief State Wildlife Area. Turn right and drive through the small subdivision and bear left when the road turns to gravel. The trail head is located on your left after about a 1/4 mile after the pavement ends.

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Reviews (277)
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Russell W
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

This hike was excellent, with spectacular views of the canyon and far of views of mt Garfield and the Grand Mesa. lots of tempting offshoot trails worth checking out too

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Beevis McKay
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! Start early, gets hot quick in July!!

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Rachel B.
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Hiking

We got there around 6:45am and started hiking! We had difficulty finding the path down into the canyon from the main trail. A group of women coming out were how we located it, we walked past the “stairs” down into the canyon 3 times (which is very embarrassing but we mostly hike in the PNW and NE). There was limited shade after 8am. My Apple Watch said it was 7.78 miles but we did it in 3hrs and 38 mins. I would say a quarter of a mile was us looking for the trail down. We brought our dog and he loved the hike right up until we were half a mile from the car.

Jay J.
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Hiking

Incomplete: Took wrong detour at beginning.

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Kate Goodrich
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HikingNo shade

nice, quick hike with pretty scenery. highly recommend starting early. started at 7:30 am, got ahead of the heat, trail was lightly trafficked and there was ample parking. dogs ok on leash.

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Aura Tusberg
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HikingNo shade

This is one of our favorite trails, especially for taking the dog along with.

Wayne Brown
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HikingNo shadeOff trail
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sophia potoczak
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HikingNo shade
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Patrick Surad
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with great views. Hard to follow in a couple of places so it is definitely a good idea to download the map. Shade here and there in the morning, I would imagine in the afternoon there would be very little if any though.

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Deanna Carew
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HikingNo shade

This trail is amazing, but download the map because it’s very confusing in parts! I was off the trail three times with no idea until my map alerted me! I did it counter clockwise and it was stunning! Extremely exposed, so bring lots of water and leave your dogs at home on even moderately warm days!

Monica Beck
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Hiking

Took the wrong trail. Followed Devil’s #1 as far as we could and ended up connected to part of the Flume canyon trail system. Finally found our way to the dirt road and had to walk back to our car parked at the Devils Canyon trailhead (close to 2 miles). Lots of trail systems out there so just beware. I’m still not sure which trails to follow for the loop and I’ve been out there 3 times now.

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Chris Bolyard
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HikingClosedRocky

Might be my new favorite hike out of grand junction

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Katelyn Veltman
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Hiking

Awesome views! Longer trek in but worth it!

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Parker W
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Hiking

Get there really early, this trailhead fills up with inconsiderate people fast.

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Audrey Inman
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Hiking

Easy hike with good scenery- enjoyed that it was a loop

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Katelyn Veltman
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HikingRocky

Great trail. Had an older dog so couldn’t do full loop. Water was dried up for the most part.

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Lyrix L.
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HikingOff trail
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Timmys Tale
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Hiking

good spring hike

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Amanda Sheley
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Wish there was a marker where it goes down the rock face. Had to back track. And last weekend I tried it and ended up on a completely different trail. We didn’t pass any people though. Really nice hike.

Eric Rosenthal
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Hiking

The track shown here goes deep into the canyon -- you could even go further back than this loop if you wanted. The first part of the hike is in a very, very dense network of trails that go off in all directions throughout the area, which is geologically interesting and peppered with interpretative signs. It's kind of confusing, but once you figure out how to get down into the wash that leads to the loop in the canyon, it's straightforward. I did the loop clockwise, which I think was maybe not optimal, because if I had gone in the other direction I would have gotten many of the tiring up and down segments out of the way first. The scenery is excellent.

Lisa Hemann
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The trail is great but the number of dogs running free is a huge downside for me. I don't want dogs running up on me.

Noelle D.
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Hiking

Trail not well marked when trying to get down into the ravine.

Don Schuster
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Hiking

First mile in is a gorgeous stream bed. Then each side of the loop climbs to a bench on each side of the canyon. A little snow on some parts of the trail.

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Mark Van Maurer
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HikingSnow
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Jessie Harshbarger
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HikingNo shadeSnow
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