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Ute Canyon Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
#12 of 32 trails in

Ute Canyon Trail is a 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Whitewater, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,912 feet Route Type: Out & Back





horseback riding

nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


no dogs

Limited parking at the wildwood drive end of the trail.

10 months ago

Beautiful hike down to the bottom of the canyon! The echo was absolutely amazing. It's a very steep on the way back up and some areas are challenging. Definately worth it!

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Lovely hike through Ute Canyon and up to the rim. Desert towers, an arch or two, following a semi-dry riverbed. The corkscrew trail is closed, so take Liberty Cap to Ute. great signage. Trail was easy to follow. Some muddy bits. Pretty noticeable rock slide blocking the trail about 30-50 feet from the rim. It is a bit precarious, use caution. Some of the switchbacks up to the rim look vulnerable to more slides. Sunny, hot and windy today in some places.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

I'd say a good portion is walking down the side of the cliff, and back up. nice trail, usually not many people probably for that reason.

horseback riding
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I hiked this trail today and it was wonderful as promised however I would not recommend it for horses. I typically ride mules but this trail is too narrow and rough even for mules.

5 months ago

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Friday, August 10, 2018

recorded Ute Canyon with Mike

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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