Fruita Paleo Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Fruita Paleo Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fruita, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

A loop trail through the 360-acre Fruita Paleontological Area features interpretive signs describing the landscape as it existed 150 million years ago and the dinosaurs and other Jurassic vertebrates that roamed there. This world-class fossil site contains a prolific record of Jurassic microvertebrates exposed in deeply dissected Morrison badlands.

8 months ago

Great for kids!

hiking
11 months ago

Mild. Good family hike with terrain from wildflowers, juniper to almost barren. It may only be .7 miles but you can make it a bit longer. Explore and enjoy but bring a lot of water for you and your 4- legged friend.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great hike for kids, with good interp panels that tell you about the dinosaurs and geology of the area.