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Devils Kitchen Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Junction, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 364 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips River Views Bugs Rocky Scramble No dogs
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Mary Ann Bitz
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Hiking

Beautiful! Bring your hiking poles and let yourself turn back if you feel it is too close to the edge.

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Mary L Endsley
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Chris Wrobel
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Not marked too well near the end so if it’s getting too difficult that should be a good hint to reasses

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Corey Belkstrom
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David Stark
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Maggie Sebaugh
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HikingGreat!

This trail was fairly easy with immediate satisfaction from beautiful views. We did in the evening hours maybe from 5-6pm. Had some very minor scrambling to get to the view point but once we were there we stayed a long time basking in the beauty of the land and taking awesome pictures.

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julie_journeys on instagram
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I started the scenic drive from the entrance furthest from Devils Kitchen and the views off of this trail are so different! Which made me super happy! I thought I might be getting more of the same, but this was an easy trail with some unique views. Like others have mentioned, alltrails doesn't take you to the kitchen on this one - it's some random herd path. Use your intuition. There are two areas that have interesting geology, explore them, then make your way back to the main trail leading into the area. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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Sarah Jennings
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HikingGreat!

Loved this trail! Great pay-off for a short trail. Based on some of the other reviews, I thought it would be difficult to navigate, but I actually found the cairns quite easy to follow. Read the trail sign at the beginning, as that might help. Also if you’re there, I highly recommend Serpent Trail on the other side of the road. Absolutely gorgeous views of the road snaking through the mountains.

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Patty Deters
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I’ve lived here 17 years and never hiked this trail. My daughter is home and we hiked it together. I have RA and currently also have carpal tunnel in both hands. That being said, I was able to get up and down it. There are some spectacular views. And today was hazy so the sun was bright red behind the haze. Beautiful!

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Kathy Shaw
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Meh. Trail is hard to follow once you get into the rocky part. Cairns everywhere which I did follow because the trail markings are poor; got to an area that required a leap across a small divide with nothing to hold on to. I was solo so didn’t try it but tried to find an alternative route and was unable to. What I saw was pretty but a disappointing trail because I did not get to the Kitchen. :(

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Trulie Nielsen
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Lovely trail. Well marked until the end. We never did actually find the final destination.

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Hong Tran
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

Would say this is more of an easy trail than a moderate trail, and the difficulty is in staying on path during the rocky sections (a lot of trail markers are kicked out, and it looks like cairnes are built where they shouldn't be). Beautiful to do in the morning, and you can definitely see the kitchen at the end of the trail.

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Frankie Frears
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Hiking

Beautiful little hike that you can do to work up an appetite for breakfast. Lovely scenery and saw some cute desert bunnies

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Kelly Bedoya
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Liz W
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Disappointed in this trail - hard to follow & cairns all over the place leading you astray. Would not recommend on a hot day as there is no shade. Probably will not repeat. The first half is the best part - well marked and maintained trail. The rest is not.

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Tom K
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May 2019 trip to Southwest, fourth visit to CO, last time was only year ago in summer. Day 10 Was in Grand Junction already 22 years ago. Now first time at monument. Most crowded trails are here, was hard to find parking (Memorial Day). Nice hike and scenic landscapes. Devil’s Kitchen are enormous rocks stacked up, forming mini-canyon. Leaving Grand Junction, could NOT realize mine another (Main Goal trip#13). Grand Mesa National Forest and Telluride. Heavy snow very late in season.

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Jackie Roeser
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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John Geras
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A little confusing once you get close to the destination

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Brian Casella
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Easy well maintained path going in. Once you hit the climb it’s anyone’s guess where the trail goes. Just scramble to the top. No stream or water this time of year.

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Bradley Kliemann
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The all trails map will take you down a social trail, but will get you there. No idea where the NPS cairns lead.

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Sarah Kovalesky
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HikingFeeRocky
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Dan Marsiglio
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Off trailRockyScramble

Fun little hike hopping over rocks - however, using the Google maps satellite view, you can clearly see a pin for the rocks forming the kitchen. The all trails route takes you on social trails past the steps cut into rock that lead up into the NPS intended feature.

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