Liberty Cap Short Hike is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Junction, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Length3.0 miElevation gain1,125 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsRunningViewsWildlifeSnowNo shadeFeeNo dogs
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Colorado National Monument charges a fee to enter. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $45.

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Dan Hunt
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steep but worth it. very cool improvements. lots to see when you're up there.

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William Papin
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The problem with visiting a lot of national parks is they set the bar pretty high. after hiking in Moab, this one just didn't make the grade. throughout the entire hike you could hear traffic on the highway and heavy equipment building a subdivision down below. and all fairness, it was a rainy day so that may have clouded my rating in addition to the views.

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Aaron Spieler
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The parking lot was a bit small, maybe 12 cars could fit nicely. The trail is well maintained and marked. Amazing views at nearly every turn. No ice, snow, or mud as of March 24th.

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Mike Sletner
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Brooke Gienapp
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Susan B
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Pretty dry! Beautiful trail!

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Jeremy Gant
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Jeremy Gant
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Jeremy Gant
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Kathleen Barthel
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Amy Everhart
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Jeremy Gant
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Cecily Coates
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Icy AF!! Still a good little hike with a beast of an incline. Forgot my spikes and I was so close to the top. :(

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Mike Sletner
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Icy going up Liberty in the canyon and to the Cap. Beautiful Trail!

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James Roundtree
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Nathan Janes
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Rain from this Saturday melted majority of the snow. Poles not necessary but definitely helpful during parts of the descent. Great views!

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Clayton Nelson
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Slick snow! Beware the less experienced hiker!

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Ana Orellana
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loved it!!

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Avery Corinne
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Great as always, be super cautious this time of year as parts of the trail don’t get much sun, so they stay icy.

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Kathleen Barthel
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tom sherman
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Currently muddy, partial closure for trail maintainence

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Heather Scott
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Scott Rafferty
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Nice hike! The trailhead signs categorize this hike as “difficult”. At a few points it is. A pretty good vertical incline for a short hike. Some pretty steep parts with a narrowing trail. Very rocky at times and, at some points, the trail is not real clear but easy to figure out and navigate. Views are great when you get up high or keep looking back over the valley. We will definitely do this again and mix in some other trails in the area.

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Scott Tewksbury
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Easy hike at upper Liberty Cap. Not many views at the distance we did.

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