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.

on Dinosaur Hill Trail

10 days 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

hiking
12 days 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.

hiking
19 days ago

Short hike to a restored pioneer cabin, some views, shares trailhead with the Paleo trail. Worth doing in when in the area.

hiking
19 days ago

Simple hike with info plaques.

Enjoyable hike - great scenery

hiking
27 days 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.

hiking
2 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!

hiking
2 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!

hiking
4 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!!

About 8.5 mile loop from parking lot. Beautiful hike, easy terrain, spectacular views.

My 5 and 10yo sons run this loop with me. Fun, interesting, nice views and a cool, little mining cabin to explore.

hiking
8 months ago

The view is amazing, the trail is very well marked! The incline is good for your booty! haha

hiking
9 months ago

great for beginners and easy enough for children

mountain biking
9 months ago

lots of uphill but sick downhill all around good trail for mountain biking!

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of horse droppings. It's also sandy until you get to the canyon.

Good for kids, short hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Great views of the canyons and red buttes as you walk through them! We enjoyed seeing so much of the landscape on this hike. And even saw mountain lion tracks!

Great trail system that allows for short or long hikes depending on how you link them together. We used the app on the intersections to confirm where we wanted to go. Saw a group of horse riders as well which was fun. The views of the national monument were stunning!

Trail ran/hiked it!!

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Only went a couple miles in but it was a pretty hike!

Monday, April 24, 2017

There were no dinosaur bones. The trail was very short!!

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