Explore the most popular 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.


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Fruita, Colorado Map
3 days 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.

This is a fairly easy trail as it has no significant climbs or descents. It’s a nice roller with some minor ups and downs. On a clear day you can see Utah. We usually hike it one way rather than doing it out and back, ending at the Visitors Center. But doing this requires two vehicles parking one at each end.

so beautiful!

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!

2 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.

3 months ago

Quiet and peaceful hike. We had the trail to ourselves. Beautiful scenery and only a couple steep parts of the trail that were easily managed. We finished right at sunset which was beautiful.

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.

Many trails - easy to moderate. Dog friendly. Also called Devil's Canyon trail system.

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

great for beginners and easy enough for children

mountain biking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

Good for kids, short hike.

9 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!!

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

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

11 months ago

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

Hiked with my 11 year old son, and three teenagers. All did very well for not hiking at all. Very pretty hike, glad to make it to the Shack.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Very scenic

Thursday, March 16, 2017

I love this hike. It's a slow and steady hike with a good balance of inclines and level parts.

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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