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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Fun short hike. Paths are well worn, but if you don’t know where to turn you could end up on a much longer loop. The cabin is SUPER close to the parking lot, so if that’s all you’d like to do, a toddler could make it on their own. Pretty views. Neat cabin. This one is a win for me.

mountain biking
19 days ago

First place I have ever TRULY mountain biked. A paradise for this sport.

cute little trail great for kids and exploring Rocks!

mountain biking
22 days ago

Kessel Run is fun and fast for beginning MTBers!

It’s fine. Nothing spectacular but a super simple easy hike. We’ve gone at sunset, watched at the top, and hiked down with flashlights

hiking
1 month ago

A great trail with not too many ups and downs. My mom and I are from Minnesota, the flat land, and she had never hiked before. She did great!! Make sure you have enough water and wear sunscreen, it sure got warm!

good trail. fun short downhill section at the end. not too steep for beginners.

mountain biking
1 month ago

fun trail, definitely going to do it again. combine the pbr trail to the beginning for a warm up and it makes a great loop that anyone can ride.

good warm up trail.

mountain biking. pretty decient trail. other trails conect to it so theres options for longer rides. only a couple hard sections otherwise a fairly easy trail.

A relatively easy hike past an old cabin that looks to have been restored.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Great harder intermediate trail! So much fun! A couple steep sends, some fun rollers, and options to jump some rocks. 4/5 for a small workout at the beginning. Loved it!

Awesome trail and not too busy...

Nice enough trail with wonderful rock arches. Not really worth the drive unless 4 wheel driving is something you are really in to (and confident with).
The drive from Grand Junction took over 2 hours, so start early.
It is definitely possible to make it a loop, but you need good footwear and a head for heights. Easiest option if you are keen would be to hike straight to First Arch, and scramble/slide down. Or just do the out and back.
Take lots of water and don't forget to reapply sunscreen. And be prepared for a long day.

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

hiking
4 months 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.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months 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.

Have hiked parts of this trail coming off the Nature Trailhead across from Visitor's Center and then from the CCC trail. Saw one other person on the two days we were on the trail. Great views, nice rolling terrain. A terrific constitutional on a beautiful day.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Don’t leave 18 road without going DOWN this. Best fun you will have.

very pretty trail and quiet. We saw few hikers. It was a very calm and clear, we were able to se Utah. We started at the Visitor Center and exited at the CCC Trail branch. We hiked the road back, we got to see the entire canyon but would choose that option next time. definitely recommend sunglasses and a hat!

on Dinosaur Hill Trail

6 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
6 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.

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