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

An awesome hike make sure to bring enough water! It was 97 and went through all my water what what at awesome hike!

Quick and easy little hike. Perfect for families.

Awesome trail and not too busy...

Love this hike. 5 miles in and out. Beautiful scenery. Must do early to enjoy.

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29 days ago

Beautiful area. Trail markings are not great. Would do it again with more time to explore a bit more. I wish it wasn't so unmarked/misleading as far as sign directions.

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1 month ago

Too hot during July unless you go very early and best for biking not hiking in summer. Great riding trails on 18 Road

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1 month ago

Easy trail would be a great place to train with weights.

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1 month ago

Beautiful easy trail to hike. I recommend adding the Inner Flume if you like having a sense of adventure.

Signage is misleading, so glad I had this app! not tons of shade so go early or late. we saw lots if wildflowers and blooming cactus in early may.

Beautiful. No one there on a Friday. Had to use the app to keep on the right trail at the beginning.

on Dinosaur Hill Trail

3 months ago

Live in Fruita just across the river and like to go on this trail for a quick workout and get away. Nice views at the top

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3 months ago

Trail markers aren't great, we ended up off the path almost as soon as we started but still and enjoyable area to explore. I'd recommend marking where you started or bringing a compass - it's easy to get turned around. We followed signs for Flume 1 (often pointing in two different directions) and Inner Flume so just keep track of where you go. Great views, and some small animals.

Took us about two hours, but I wouldn't depend on that - again, really easy to get off the trail.

Great hike, very scenic and lightly trafficked.
DO NOT use Google Maps to get there - it takes you into Glade Park and onto B 1/2 Road and that is incorrect....
From Rimrock Drive in Colorado Nat’l Monument (near Black Ridge/Upper Liberty Cap Trailhead) turn onto 16 1/2 Rd (leaving park and going toward Glade Park) and just after leaving the park you will see parking on your right - turn in there.
There is a kiosk with map and directions, and a gate. Check before you go to,see if it is open, with BLM. This leads to the Black Ridge Upper and Lower roads - each open different times of year.
High Clearance 4WD is a good idea, although a great deal of it can be traveled with SUV.
NatGeo Map Trails Illustrated #502 shows the route.

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3 months ago

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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3 months ago

Simple hike with info plaques.

Enjoyable hike - great scenery

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3 months ago

It was fairly easy. It was great for my 6 and 10 year old they both enjoyed it very much! Pretty views.

Amazing hike I do a few times a month, lots to look at to keep it fun and interesting. Indian paintbrush is blooming and so are the cactus. Caterpillars and lizards are out too. I like taking the loop counter clockwise doing the longest part first makes for a fast trip back. Mining cabin at the end is fun to visit, be sure to sign the book inside.

Fantastic views and endless trail options.

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4 months ago

An easy hike that we did with the kids (6 and 2.5) yesterday. It was perfect to burn off wiggles and learn something interesting too!

Beautiful views all along the trail!

Great hike. Great area. It’s rides the rim of the canyon for the most part, and has stellar views. Not much elevation change, so it’s a good hike to take if your not feeling up to something bigger. Do yourself a favor and check this place out.

so beautiful!

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5 months ago

Endless number of trails! Can do a ‘lite hike’ with the kiddos or a strenuous run with the dogs. Be sure to look at a map before heading out. Trails are less well marked the further you get away from the trailhead.

Lots of options on this loop system. Great hike year round!

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7 months ago

Beautiful. Would be great for my dad to walk and take photos. Grandkids would also love it.

Favorite in the area!

Love this trail! The view of the canyon is beautiful as you walk a long the slick rock and the red rock with many balanced rocks.

Love this hike! The right trail can be a bit difficult to find, so make sure your study the map before you go. It's a pretty easy hike, with very little elevation change. The full loop is well worth the journey. You'll find yourself surrounded by magnificent 1500 canyon walls, juniper, and all the beauty deserts have to offer. The cabin at the end of the loop is the perfect oasis in a land with few opportunities for shade. Get out and enjoy this Colorado gem!!

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