Monument Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Monument Canyon Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Grand Junction, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
767 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

views

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Beautifully scenic and easy. Many deep blue birds on the way. Get a close up look at the independence monument from its base. Highly recommended.

3 months ago

Beautiful views and great hike!

7 months ago

a really nice hike with some good cardio. we started out at 0745 to beat the heat and completed in 3 hrs including stopping for pics. we took the Wedding Canyon trail to the right off the main trail which kept us mostly in the shade until we got to Independence Monument. taking this route gives you a great view of Independence Monument. then, come down the Monument Canyon Trail and back to the trailhead.

the trail is well worn and visible all the way. we even saw a few longhorn sheep climbing g the rocks.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike with pretty scenery. Easier to take the loop clockwise; better workout to take the loop counterclockwise.

9 months ago

Always nice to see the big horn.

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10 months ago

Nice moderate hike into the Monument. Perfect hike to start off the hiking season on.

11 months ago

Great trail! Did this with my 11 year old son and it was awesome! Just challenging enough to make it fun!

11 months ago

Great trail! Well marked and beautiful views!

hiking
Monday, January 01, 2018

Not far from the trailhead the trail spits. We went to the left to start and glad we did. You get the less scenic part out of the way. The uphill part is dusty and would seem a bit slippery if going down that way. The rest of the trail is pretty easy and just beautiful. We saw a small group of mountain goats that was pretty cool.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Seeing the mountain goats was neat.

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