Explore the most popular trails near Colorado National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Beautiful views of Colo NM. Not terribly difficult. Easy terrain and lovely overviews of the canyon.

Not a very interesting trail. Views similar to what get from the highway

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2 months ago

After dropping down following multiple switchbacks the trail forks and is an easy walk to the viewpoint. Great views

Easy trail, perfect after lunch at the nearby Picnic Area. Great views!

A steep climb in some places, level in others, its primary value is as a connector to the Black Ridge or Liberty Cap Trails. Both of these have better views and more interesting landscapes.

Beautiful and easily accessible hike from the Visitors center. We even went a little off the “beaten path” and really enjoyed our time :)

Easy hike. Very close to under the shelter, walk on the rock that juts out and it will give you the best view we found of Window Rock.

Nice super short hike. Not strenuous at all. Beautiful view of the canyon and Grand Valley.

Easy trail, perfect on an autumn day.

Great views! Loved how easy it was to walk & take amazing pictures. I'd recommend taking a buddy to snatch awesome pictures of you by the ledge

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Easy trail with great views

Monday, April 17, 2017

Good short hike

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

it's a nice little walk to get some fresh air but not anything amazing

Nice views on this easy walk. Hot in the summer with little shade so bring water.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

I last hiked this trail in 2015.

Alcove is a staple trail whenever my son and I visit COLM. It takes little time to complete and offers (almost) the full spectrum of flora and fauna you can expect at the park. Lots of shade too. Best of all, it's so close to the visitor center.

This is perfect for little kids!

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

These combined three short trails offer scenic views of the canyons which should be doable by most anyone. It is not ADA accessible. If short on time at least do these when visiting the visitor center.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

I nice short hike that gets you away from the pavement. The view at the end is incredible, but then there are so many incredible views in the Colorado National Monument. Definitely worth doing if you just want get out and stretch your legs.

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Hike takes you from the overlook at the road to an overlook adjacent to the rock formations. Simple hike, gets you closer to the cliff edges. Not a bad hike if you only have time for short ones.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Did this hike as part of our honeymoon great short hike

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Short trail out along top of Coke Ovens formations. Gives nice views of valley... better view of ovens from viewpoint on road. Lots of flies.

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