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Pollock Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Loma, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 915 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Nicole Grider
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Nicole Grider
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Jeff Scott
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Geoffrey Miller
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Some great views of the canyon and rock formations. In summer, heat becomes issue by 11am. Very comfortable if you start by 7am. Recommend like others staying left at loop so you climb first and then get canyon rim views on descent.

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Kathy Gagliardo
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Great hike! Bring lots of water and start really early in the am. Not horribly hard but the heat gets to you. Steady uphill to start but the benefit is that the end is all a gradual downhill. Beautiful views!

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Tracy Richardson
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Beautiful hike

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Lynda Law
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I extended this loop trail to include an out and back to Pollock Arch! It is difficult to see the arch when one essentially walks under it after passing through the large “tall house” boulder on the left and the canyon wall on the right!! To get the Pollock Canyon from P1, follow F2 at the sign and junction. The trail essentially just chutes straight across coming from P1. Follow the trail, staying to the left till you come to 2 posts either barbed wire, you will head down over the edge on the left side into the trail. This is the beginning of the steepest part of the hike. Remember, one has to ascend same steepness in return! The trail is good most of the time. There is some route finding around boulders in the wash to get back to wash. Once the walls close in a little, look for arch above and to right of trail. It surprised me!! Have fun!

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Olivia Fahnestock
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Hiked Saturday 5/16 around 10:30am. No issue with parking at the trailhead and restrooms are available. Moderate hike with gorgeous views. Hiked in a group of 5 people and 2 dogs and the trail was wide enough in most areas to accommodate 2 people hiking next to each other. Saw only 3-4 other groups.

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Austin Martin
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Great hike! So many more trails than expected.

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Jessi Sanders
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Amazing views!

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Zane Peterson
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Possibly the best McInnis has to offer great views of the back canyon.

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Hannah Kleppinger
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Michael Atencio
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Great trail hiking, and running. Nice views, quiet and peaceful. Good for horsebacking, a few rocky areas with slick flat rock.

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Nicole Wilbur
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Pretty nice hike. Good break from the snow. Parking lot to parking lot, though, Strava called it 7.25 miles not 6.5.

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Gene Huot
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Awesome hike with our favorite 11 year old Golden, Boaz

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Alexia Goodman
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we took a trail off our normal route and absolutely loved it! the foliage, the weather, everything was just perfect this hike!

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Jennifer Ray
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We did this hike with our 2 dogs and it was great. There were some areas that weren’t as well marked as I would have liked, and climbing what seemed like a wash out was odd. Views are great, and lots of different terrain, but be aware if you have people that are afraid of heights, there are some moderate drop off areas that lead to some anxiety.

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Michelle ColoradoGirl_Official
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This is one of my favorite loops to fit in some quick exercise! Beautiful sandstone canyons - quiet trail - gorgeous views! Enjoy!

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Amanda Winstanley
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We had a good time on this trail! Not too difficult but long enough that you feel like you get a bit of a workout! Had some cool views as well!

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Chase Cota
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was pretty easy, went off the normal actual Pollock trail a little bit but wasn't bad had 5 kids and a dog and no one gave up so...

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Billy O'Sullivan
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Sweet trail with a little climb and rolling single track. Super fun way to spend a little time in Fruita!

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Eric Keen
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We were originally going to attempt Rattlesnake Arches but decided to break it off & do Pollock Bench instead. It's a pleasant but not spectacular hike with pleasant but not spectacular canyon views. Solitude was a big plus - we only saw two other people on a Tuesday morning in August. The signage isn't great at times, but we found the Hiking Project written directions to be very valuable. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7006521/p1-pollock-bench-trail Unlike Monument Canyon, mentioned by C.A. below, this one goes around the rim of a canyon and not down into it. We enjoyed both - your mileage may vary.

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C.A Polley
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Nice hike with great views. If going clock wise up inner Flume Canyon be sure to keep an eye on the trail as you will need to climb to the right eventually to continue to Pollack trail otherwise the Canyon dead ends at a bowl/dry waterfall. It is a neat spot, there was some poison oak and no way up so had to backtrack. Hiking in August with 95F + temps requires extra water. Drank almost 3 liters and still ran out about a mile from the trailhead. Only had time for two hikes during my visit to GJ and if I had to choose then Monument Canyon wins hands down over this trail.

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Steve Cochrane
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Nice views of the canyons. Neat lizards in that area also.

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Jeff Leipprandt
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We weren’t sure that this would be all that great of a trail to start, however once we got into it, it turned out to be a great hike with some amazing views. Glad to take the trial in a counter clockwise direction.

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Jonathan Smith
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Beautiful hike!! Not much elevation change, so it’s good for an easy afternoon. The views are about as good as it gets. This trail connects with lots of others. Be sure to consider spending more time in McInnis by using this beautiful trail as a means for getting further into the wonderful sandstone palace.

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John Trujillo
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Really enjoyed hiking here

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