No Thoroughfare Canyon

MODERATE 77 reviews

No Thoroughfare Canyon is a 9.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Junction, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
242 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

2 days ago

Great starter trail for my wife and I during our stay in the area. Unfortunately waterfalls were just a trickle as it’s dry. Some boulder scrambling but loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this trail in mid March - very little water in the pond but still beautiful, relaxing, and quiet.

6 months ago

Our whole family took this hike and loved it. Peaceful and scenery is always beautiful here in Colorado.

8 months ago

Best to do this late spring, early summer, when the water is running. Still a beautiful trail though. Not too long, and fairly easy.

trail running
10 months ago

Very fun, watch for muddy areas and rocks. The views are priceless and the trail is amazing. It can be hard to stay on trail, but it is never too far away and easy to jump right back on

hiking
11 months ago

Easy trail, pool of water is a little stagnant this time of year.

11 months ago

Another great hike for kids. Plenty to look at on the way. Saw a rattlesnake on the trail one time. Very rare.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail, went in late June water wasn't running. Not a lot of shade recommend going early in the morning. Great for all kids it's easy, trail is kinda over grown

backpacking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

In the summer of 1980 I backpacked into this canyon and saw no other people, but lots of wildlife. As I was relaxing in my hammock I heard a large animal splash into and swim in the pool below the first waterfall. I started to bang some pans together and cough. Looking at the rocks above the waterfall I saw the tail and rear end of a medium sized mountain lion heading back upstream.

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Fantastic. Seems much longer than a usual mountain 6 miles however.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

good hike to do with slightly older kiddos ( 7+ ) any younger, you might not make it past 1st pool

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Nice hike tonfirst waterfall and back. The cold water in the pools felt great on a warm day.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Awesome hike, lots of fun. Go all the way through the trail if you're okay with climbing steep rocks and dirt.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Awesome hike. There were so many waterfalls

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Absolutely terrific in all ways.

Friday, April 14, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Great Canyon hike. Water fall at end of the Canyon still covered in ice. It's early March but shorts and hiking sneaks were all you needed. Nice to be out of the snow down here in GJ!

hiking
Friday, February 24, 2017

beautiful views

Saturday, June 18, 2016

very nice hiking, definitely a hike to do in the morning my kids even liked it

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Beautiful hike, not too difficult. Nice blend of flats and incline with beautiful differing scenery. Great morning hike!

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

This is an awesome hike! We did it today, after a day full of rain yesterday, so the runoff was very substantial. It was beautiful! A definite must-do when the water is running!

hiking
Monday, June 15, 2015

Was a really unexpected surprise. They had me at "waterfall"... Easy enough hike, lots of changing terrain and geological eye candy. Saw many rabbits, lizards, snakes, and deer. Continued on past the first waterfall for a bit, but storms were coming, so I headed back.

hiking
Friday, April 03, 2015

I hiked to the 1st waterfall in late March 2015. It is an easy to moderate hike and when I was there the creek bed had water in it so be prepared to be a little wet. Beautiful views and a nice canyon walk. The steps going up to the right past the 1st pool are quite steep but doable. I did not go past the 1st waterfalls as the terrain was a little rougher than I had shoes for. It took about 2 to 2.5 hrs in and out. 3 miles total. Park at the Devils Kitchen parking just past the ranger station on The Colorado National Monument. Keep right on the trail at the south end of the parking lot. Have fun! Bring lots of water :)

hiking
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fun day hike. The trip to the pool is very easy and seems to see a lot of use. continuing on to the first fall is a little harder but nothing an ambitious beginner can't do. At the first fall if you wish to continue onto the second there's a face of slick rock that's a workout but after that the trail opens up again and it pretty easy going for another mile. worth the extra time to go to the second fall as its much less traveled. Done in late march on a nice day and the temp. was great. Definitely a trail I will do again and recommend

hiking
Thursday, March 05, 2015

AWESOME BEGINNER TRAIL OR JUST A QUICK HIKE. EASY FOR KIDS, FAIRLY SCENIC. LOTS OF LIZARDS AND RABBITS. WATERFALL IS NEAT WHEN ITS RUNNING. SPRING IS GREAT FOR A DECENT WATERFALL.

hiking
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nice and enjoyable hike, though both times I've done it it was awfully hot. It begins from the same parking lot as Serpent's Trail and continues to a small pool and then a waterfall. Good for novices to intermediate hikers. Worth a trip, even in the winter!

hiking
Friday, August 26, 2011

No Thoroughfare Canyon is actually quite a bit longer than 3 miles if you are willing to venture past the second waterfall. At the second waterfall there is a trail that heads up a steep incline and allows you to climb to the top of the waterfall and continue through the canyon. However, the trail is very poorly marked after the second waterfall and I would recommend bringing a map, compass, etc if you plan on really exploring No Thoroughfare beyond the second waterfall. Other than that, to and from the first and second waterfall is an easy, straightforward trail through the canyon. I even saw a lady hiking with a baby strapped to her, thats how easy it is. :)

hiking
24 days ago

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