Vogel Canyon Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Vogel Canyon Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Junta, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
68 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking




wild flowers

The Canyon trail is a 1.75 mile loop trail that wanders down the canyon walls to the valley below through pinon pine and sandstone formations, remnants of old ruins of the Westbrook settlement, Native American rock art and natural springs. Near the end of the trail you can either return on the same trail you came in on, or come back out on the Prairie, Mesa and Overlook trails.

5 days ago

absolutely amazing except for the nimrods who ruined the petroglyphs

30 days ago

While the scenery was nice, I found the trail difficult to follow. I also could not find any of the rock art, only graffiti. If you happen to be in the area, I would recommend checking out the Vogel Canyon. Make sure to bring plenty of water if you are going in the summer. A compass may also be helpful if you get lost.

2 months ago

The Overlook trail was okay but NOT handicap accessible. It was covered in sand and pebbles. The Canyon trail became confusing to follow and the 50 or so cows were not happy to have us around. We couldn't see the art on the walls in the sunlight, just the graffiti.

2 months ago

Difficult to find petroglyphs

8 months ago

it's a shame this isn't tagged as an historic site, there are 1000s of years of history on the trails in this area.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A wonderful little walk, beautiful. The cactus was blooming. The trails was easy to find and follow.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hiked to the petroglyph along the overlook trail and then back along the Vogel Canyon trail. There was so much graffiti along with the actual ancient markings we couldn't tell which ones were the actual petroglyphs and which ones were done by the dick drips.
It was pretty hot so we did not stay out too long.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The canyon trail was very scenic and varied in what it had to offer. The indian cave art is hard to find and faint, at least what I saw. But that did not diminish the beauty of the area. Nice cliffs, natural springs, desert landscape. Greatly enjoyed the trip to Vogel Canyon. There are three other trails in Vogel. Take the time to do them all.

4 months ago

6 months ago

Sunday, July 24, 2016