Mount Garfield

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Mount Garfield is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palisade, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1945 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Terrific views, wild horses, and a short gnarly climb/scramble up to the top to overlook Grand Junction. This trail is steep and can get hot on summer afternoons, depending on the time of year you may want to do this hike in the morning.

5 days ago

Recommend not to do when it’s snowing
But still an amazing hike

10 days ago

Cardio..... lots of people do go early

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for both my dog and i. Start hiking right before sun rise and you wont regret it.

hiking
2 months ago

Great strenuous hike. Beautiful views. Unfortunately did not see any horses, maybe next time.

2 months ago

definitely a strenuous hike, but well worth it. The views are amazing! Allow more time if it's your first time hiking this trail for picture taking.

2 months ago

My friend and I hiked this trail together and although it is advanced we both loved it! Views at the top overlooking the valley are incredible! Watch your footing coming down, very tricky terrain. Will do this one again!

hiking
3 months ago

Super challenging but definitely worth it! The views are amazing. Be prepared!

hiking
3 months ago

Tough, but the views are so worth it! I love seeing the wildhorses. I don’t recommend it in the summer. It’s stifling up there.

hiking
4 months ago

Off the hook fun and challenging. My 5yo son has been begging me to go, and just this week, trucked up to the top without any probs. Hella sweet views and we’ve seen horses a couple of times.

4 months ago

The end result is worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked with Jay. Super hard! It is pretty much straight up. Wind was the only thing in the forecast for us today so we thought it was fine, it is soooo windy up there! There is one spot on the hike that is like a wind tunnel and we had to crawl through to get out of it! The view is really amazing and it's cool to walk around the top. Sadly we didn't see any horses :( Glad I did it so I could say that I did and never have to again!

hiking
5 months ago

loved this hike.

5 months ago

It was steep. It was beautiful. The views were spectacular. It did not even take two hours to get up and down, however, I stayed up there for about 45 minutes to an hour. On my hike up and my hike down I saw the wild horses. There are so many places to stop and take beautiful pictures. I started my hike around nine in the morning and it was never too hot. The views are worth every step.

5 months ago

Difficult hike but absolutely worth the effort. Just go early before the sun gets too hot (our mistake)

5 months ago

Great hike close to Palisades...first mile is difficult! Up up up! After that is mellows and the views are fantastic!

5 months ago

Really cool hike very close to town. Definitely steep, especially the first mile. We did it in the heat of the day (August) - would recommend in the morning/evening! Saw wild horses grazing, and the views of the valley from the top are spectacular.

5 months ago

Very good views

hiking
6 months ago

Difficult hike but the view is worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Great Hike...Saw a wild horse. Beautiful view of the Valley from the top

7 months ago

Stair master!! Totally worth it. Best hike I've done in a long time. Great geology to look at. View at the top was spectacular at sunset.

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