Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Quick and easy little hike. Perfect for families.

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

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
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.

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
3 months ago

Simple hike with info plaques.

Great beginner trail!

hiking
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.

Great beginner to moderate skill trail. The views of the Colorado River and surrounding scenery is fantastic. It is a popular riding and running area, so at peak times it can be fairly busy, but everyone I’ve met has been respectful and polite.

hiking
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.

Enjoyed the walk with my dog, saw lots of mountain bikers and had to keep a sharp eye behind me! Still a beautiful desert trail though, not difficult at all and was completed in 2 hours. Good view of the Colorado river halfway through.

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.

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

great for beginners and easy enough for children

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Good for kids, short hike.

hiking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Beautiful trail that winds through the desert and leads to several river overlooks! It was a perfect short hike for the evening once the temperatures cool off.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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!

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

walking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

nice and easy walk/hike for kids and leashed dogs, a loop, too of the hill has a good view of fruita, the monument and alot of the whole valley...plus it has the big white "F" made of white painted rocks for fruita on it, oh yeah almost forgot the whole theme, at various waypoints there plaquest telling you about all the dinosaur bones excavated here, barley a mile round

took this for my first real mountain biking trail. It is marked with hints for newbies like me and the difficulty increases just enough to challenge new riders. the sights are beautiful! and the trail is a blast!!

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

I imagine it's a better trail for mountain biking. So so for hiking. Nice overlook of the Colorado River at one point.

hiking
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Anti climactic. Just a dusty hill where they excavated some dinosaur bones in the early 1900's. I would not do again. I guess it's fine if you just want to get out of the car to stretch your legs.

on Dinosaur Hill Trail

Thursday, January 12, 2017

My daughter and I hiked on snowy so awesome!!! We will coming back again on summer

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