Vogel Canyon - Overlook Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Vogel Canyon - Overlook Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Junta, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

river

views

Vogel Canyon is a gorgeous sandstone canyon with pinon pine and native shortgrass prairie. It was formed by the Purgatoire River. Three springs are found in the valley. Native indian petroglyphs are also found on the canyon walls. A spur of the Santa Fe Trail, developed by the Barlow and Sanderson Mail and Stage Line, is part of the trails at Vogel.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2011

The trail is a gravel trail that is rated for wheelchair, however, is would be difficult without assistance. The trail is simple and fairly level. I only rated it a three because of its length and simplicity. It does offer great views of Vogel Canyon. It would be great for kids.