Pollock Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

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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3 days ago

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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1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Really enjoyed hiking here

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5 months ago

nice views

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8 months ago

November 26. Absolutely beautiful day! Temperature was 55-65 degrees. Make sure to take water.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Lovely Sunday morning hike! Pretty easy hike and pretty views!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Awesome. Really enjoyed. Go early when it is cool out. Gets warm fast when hiking. Hiking shoes a must. Walking stick not a bad idea either. Water....

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Pollack Bench Trail - a nice loop or connects up to Rattlesnake Arches Trail

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

recorded f1-p2-p1 30 min

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Saturday, October 22, 2011