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Serpents Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Junction, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 780 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Good condition for a rock base trail. Plenty of shade in the late afternoon during hot summer days. Great views of the city.

no shade
20 days ago

Big, panoramic views of the east edge of Monument Park. Flat gravel path the whole way up. Less climactic than other trails in the area - Devil's Kitchen, No Thoroughfare, Echo Canyon. Took a maybe 90 minutes on a 95 degree day. I only passed five other people on a Thursday visit. Ample parking. As of June 11th the facilities at this parking lot were open.

hiking
25 days ago

easy trail. on old road. no shade

hiking
28 days ago

Former road. Great for family. Great views, easy access.

hiking
29 days ago

Very nice touristy hike. Great views, nice history. Nice trailhead with parking and signage. Single trail with signs at both ends

hiking
fee
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy with great views

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I would recommend this trail for anyone looking for an easy family hike. It’s rated as moderate but it’s really super easy. Not difficult, a little windy, very easy to follow.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views ! I highly recommend this at sunrise when it is enhanced by golden morning light. A decent climb but the old roadway is in great shape and you can do this in sneakers or as a run no problem. As of early May the wildflowers were gorgeous.

hiking
2 months ago

It used to be a road, so the trail is very wide with a pretty constant grade and no obstacles. Since it's in a park you're never far from a road, parking area, or facilities (which are currently closed). It is good for a beginner or someone who isn't looking for a backcountry-type experience. Good views of the Grand Valley and some nice geology.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice steady ascent. I’m 58 with RA and 6 months out from foot surgery so I’m looking for easy or easy/moderate hikes. This was perfect and very beautiful. I arrived at 7:30 am and there were about four parking spaces available. Will definitely do again and again.

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate incline. Great condition. No dogs allowed. Still open for hikes., but camping ground and pick nick area are closed.

hiking
3 months ago

Windy and busy, but great views every turn! I like how prominent and wide the trail is.

hiking
4 months ago

Walked up with Eileen drove down and walked up and back down and a little bit of devils kitchen to get 6.1 mile good weather saw the Mcqueens

hiking
icy
muddy
4 months ago

Great little butt kicker

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike, or I would say nice walk. Steady incline then easy down back to parking lot. Weather was beautiful adding to the great view. Continued to Devil Kitchen just to add a bit to the day

recorded Serpents Trail

hiking
snow
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice short outing to get the blood pumping. Uphill is steady and even. Regular hill walkers would find this moderately easy. Good views and quick access to the trailhead. Would be a nice training ground for hill sprints.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail, very pronounced path all the way up. Gradual elevation climb all the way but multitude of switchbacks make it pretty easy. Had to venture off the trail a few times to get optimal views on bluff edges and tabletop sandstone spots but it was a nice hike and October is the most phenomenal time, weather-wise.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

Fun, winding trail with great views. I'd rate it an easy trail if it weren't so far without somewhere to sit or even stand in the shade.

hiking
9 months ago

nice overlook of both town and canyon, wide trail. constant steady slope, not too hard

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Best in the evening during the summer because it is mostly shaded. Cool mornings are nice but the sun is on you.

hiking
10 months ago

Good solid hike. Nothing fancy considering the other options but worth doing! Good potential daily running spot

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike and good workout. I took my time because of the steep incline. There are some rocks and things that you could tweak your ankle on but you could wear regular tennis shoes and be okay. There is no shade and the parking fills up so the earlier you can go, the better!!

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bugs
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

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