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Skinner Cabin Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fruita, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 131 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

rocky

historic site

An easy hike by an old cabin.

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no shade
9 days ago

Since restoration, this once slightly difficult to navigate trail is now a beautiful maintained path, fit for family exploration. Wheelchair friendly.

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washed out
1 month ago

Easy hike. Nice options to go longer with the connected trail system in the area.

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2 months ago

Got off the trail easily. Correct loop back was not marked. Pretty overall, easy in most spots. I would do again now that I know where I’m going.

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3 months ago

Easy winter hike

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4 months ago

Just hiked the new handicapped accessible modification of this trail - our first hike with the “4-wheel Drive”.

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no shade
4 months ago

Great short hike. Easy for kids. Past the cabin had beautiful flowers in the spring.

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5 months ago

This trail is fantastic for kids (I took my 4 year old) and dogs! It’s not as scenic as others in the area, but is great for getting the kiddos and dogs outside and off the concrete. Loved it!

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6 months ago

Nice easy morning hike near Fruita. Dog loved it and cool cabin along the route.

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7 months ago

Easy hike with a cool little cabin

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no shade
10 months ago

Easy, short well laid trail to the cabin. After you get to the cabin the trail becomes a little rocky and sandy and is not as easy to follow. Great for little kids.

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no shade
11 months ago

Easy, short, exposed hike. Good for young kids.

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rocky
Tue Mar 19 2019

Great dog-friendly trail. Came on a Tuesday evening and had the entire trail to myself. Fantastic views!

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muddy
Mon Jan 28 2019

short hike. still muddy from the snow. But it’s still fun and easy.

Sun Nov 11 2018

Fun short hike. Paths are well worn, but if you don’t know where to turn you could end up on a much longer loop. The cabin is SUPER close to the parking lot, so if that’s all you’d like to do, a toddler could make it on their own. Pretty views. Neat cabin. This one is a win for me.

Sat Aug 18 2018

A relatively easy hike past an old cabin that looks to have been restored.

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Sat Jul 28 2018

Quick and easy little hike. Perfect for families.

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Mon Apr 30 2018

Short hike to a restored pioneer cabin, some views, shares trailhead with the Paleo trail. Worth doing in when in the area.

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