Harpers Corner Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dinosaur, 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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Dinosaur: Take Hwy. 40 East 2 miles from Dinosaur and turn north on Harper's Corner Rd at the monument headquarters. The trailhead is located at the end of the road.

2 months ago

Easy, well-marked trail with great scenery.

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2 months ago

Easy hike with rewarding high views of Dinosaur National Park. I would advise a bit of caution if you're not good with heights, but most of the drop off areas have railing for protection. I encourage you to get a pamphlet at the trailhead if one is available, they hold interesting information about what you will be seeing at the numbered trail markers along the way.

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3 months ago

This trail was exactly as billed. Yes a long but mostly scenic drive (with several overlooks to stop) from the highway. The trail is worth it. Easy hiking with some simple inclines. Some shade depending on time of day. Lovely trees. And great views starting after marker 4. The $1 guide is interesting especially for a family. Saw a mule deer on the drive. Could be combined with a drive to the Echo Park campground for the below view.

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3 months ago

Best trail, super easy and best reward even compared to some peaks I’ve hiked. Someone...was returning from beyond the fence when I got to the end, said it stayed pretty wide and sturdy for a while longer with MUCH better panoramic views of the rivers

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3 months ago

Holy smokes! The views of the Green River to the west and Echo Park to the east are breathtaking. Seeing steamboat and Jenny Lind rock from this vantage point really gives you such perspective (especially if you take the precarious drive down to Echo). You are high up on the mesa/cliffs- there are extremely steep slopes on both sides of the trail as you head out to the the overlook area (that section is fenced). You would want to take precautions and keep a close watch if you have younger children with you. I did this trail in mid-July, temperature was around 98-99 that day and I felt it with every step. I think the trail would be fairly easy if it wasn't such a scorcher. I took my 7-year old (the heat really bothered her), a 12-year old but for the most part they managed with little difficulty. It's a long drive to get to the trail head, but so worth it. The views!!

4 months ago

It’s a long drive to get to the trailhead, but this trail is very much worth it. I took my 6 year old (along with a husband, 10 & 13 years olds too), and he handled it easily. Lots of photo opps, it has lots of stunning views! Well worth the drive in!

4 months ago

Great hike, gorgeous overlook at the end. You walk along a ridge with great views of two beautiful canyons to your left and right. Definately worth the drive and hike. Some sections are very steep, you may want to hold on to small children, especially near the end. Went in the morning and didn't see any other hikers till the return trip at about 10 AM.

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4 months ago

Pearl sweet

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4 months ago

For such an easy hike, it has the most amazing views!! It's certainly worth the drive there!

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10 months ago

Been doing this since I was a kid. Easy hike to an amazing overlook!

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

Spectacular views of the Green River, Echo Park, and Yampa Bench. We watched a group of rafters make their way down the Green.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Great View! Fairly easy hike.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Great easy hike with outstanding views of the combined Green River to the west and Echo Park to the east. Some shade.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Great hike, even in the heat. Lots of raptors to see (no, not the dinosaurs ;-) and plenty of breathtaking vistas. Buggy as all get-out, so bring insect repellent or risk inhaling mosquitos!

Canyons doesn't get as much traffic as the Quarry, so picturesque solitude may be yours if you're lucky.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

The trail is easy and the reward at the end is spectacular! Take the time!

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Great views of the Yampa and Green River Confluence.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

recorded Harpers Corner Trail

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Saturday, August 23, 2014