Monument Canyon Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Monument Canyon Trail is a 11.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Junction, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Over it's 6.8 miles Monument Canyon gains approximately 1500 feet in elevation, most of that elevation change is divided between the first mile from the upper trail head and the last two miles. Ample opportunity for amazing views and wildlife watching.

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hiking
1 month ago

Awesome views. Started early in the morning from the lower trailhead and it took 5.5 hours to the upper trailhead and back to complete. Not much shade and definitely bring enough water. Overall, it was a solid hike.

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backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful and relatively easy trail. Went here instead of Estes park to avoid the snowstorm and was really surprised with how warm and dry it was.

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4 months ago

Long trail but so worth it ! Beautiful ! We hiked in the spring and saw many baby mountain goats.

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail. We started from the rim. There is a steep drop into the canyon, which proves to be a fun and difficult way to finish off the journey. Besides the beginning (and and), the hike is flat and easy. The canyon walls and monuments are far more spectacular from the ground than they are from the road. If you really want to experience Colorado National Monument, you need to take this hike. It's easy and beautiful.

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hiking
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