Monument Canyon Trail

MODERATE 53 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
1843 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.

hiking
1 month ago

great well maintained trail. did the wedding canyon loop came in at 4.69 miles. the wedding canyon trail portion is unimproved but in great shape and easy to follow. a few slippery areas so make sure you wear hiking shoes.

1 month ago

we saw a whole group of Bighorn Sheep and beautiful fall colors on the Cottonwood trees among the towering sandstone cliffs and monuments.

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5 months 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
6 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.

7 months ago