Mount Garfield

HARD 96 reviews
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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
2158 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.

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27 minutes ago

loved this hike.

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.

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15 days ago

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

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17 days ago

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

19 days 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.

19 days ago

Very good views

hiking
1 month ago

Difficult hike but the view is worth it.

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1 month ago

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

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2 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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