Explore the most popular trails near Grand Junction 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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hiking
17 days ago

Although it’s a climb, the wide path and relatively even surface make this a pleasant walk.

Love this one for a quick early morning or evening hike. Trail/road is nice enough to run on.

hiking
28 days ago

Hiked from lower monument via the wedding trail to the upper monument and back. Approx 12 miles round trip. Would highly recommend! Views are incredible, terrain was easily managed by an amateur hiker like me. Start early while it's still cool out (I went 9/16) because it does get pretty warm during day. Bring LOTS of water as well. We did happen to see one big horn sheep too.

The path is beautiful and well maintained but the scenery definitely is not. Love that this trail begins and ends at a brewery though. Cheers!

road biking
1 month ago

Rode Rim Rock Dr from the east entrance to the west entrance, and then finished the 'Tour of the Moon' loop via public roads Broadway, S Broadway and S Camp Rd. The route outside the park is well-signed. Traffic was light on this weekday ride, and the views were awesome. Lights are required due to 3 tunnels.

hiking
1 month ago

pretty short and uneventful. I'd opt to continue on the main trail and do old Gordon's instead. I haven't found old gordons on all trails yet but its marked at the trailhead map in the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

Thanks everyone for their reviews on this place. I’d call it an easy to moderate trail depending on if you add on extra legs. Lots of trails to explore. No tree cover and it can get hot. Loved the trail and views. A very nice mountain bike park that allows hikers and horses. I did see a sign stating no E-Bikes. Overall nice place to explore and nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice way to see some of CNM's formations up close. Some shade along the trail but not a ton, so lots of water and starting early are musts in August. Unfortunately, not much wildlife our morning. We started at the upper trailhead and went to Independence Monument (~3.5 miles) before turning around and heading back. Note that this trail is ~12 miles round-trip (upper to lower trailhead or vice versa, then back) and not 6.8 or 10.9 as listed here.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views & lots of trails from which to choose!

walking
2 months ago

Easy walk down, slightly harder up. We went at 2pm and there is, like others have noted zero protection from the sun.

hiking
2 months ago

My family and I loved it !

2 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the valley. I quit often see the big horn sheep in this valley. It always takes a lot longer to do this hike when I stop and watch the sheep.

a nice hike into a shallow canyon and out again. I rate it on the low end of moderate. nice view of Grand junction and Fruita. this is also be a good bike trail for the beginner to intermediate rider. very close to Grand junction.

Great hike, box like rock canyon at the end is shaded and cool after the hot hike. Definately bring some water!

Easy hike with beautiful views, have been hiking this trail for over 12 years, it never gets old. Try hiking it at sunrise, sunset and even at night with a full moon shining as your only light, you won't regret it. I've done this trail well over 200 times as I live a fairly close, that being said if you hike this in the summer you better get there no later than 6am or you will be roasting in the heat on the way back down, happy hiking !

hiking
3 months ago

This was a great little trail right at the entrance of the park. It’s very easy to find and follow and offers great views along the way. There is very little coverage from the sun as it used to act as a model t road, so be sure to have sun protection and water.

Beautiful trail with amazing rock formations! Easy enough for the kids but very hot out there bring lots of water even for this short hike.

Nice easy trail. Wide path, great for visiting with fellow hikers and great views.

Hot one today. 98 degrees at 3 pm!!! Still a great trail with tons of variety.

Nice little hike to a great rock formation. Well worth the walk up.

Great starter trail for my wife and I during our stay in the area. Unfortunately waterfalls were just a trickle as it’s dry. Some boulder scrambling but loved it.

on Rim Rock Drive

3 months ago

Nice afternoon drive with great views Grandchildren found lots to explore

4 months ago

This is a seriously fun trail for biking. Shuttle it!

on Old Spanish Trail

4 months ago

The description mentioned a forest setting, but from where I started, off Highway 50, there was no forest in sight. I was looking forward to some shade. If you don't mind having no shade and pick a cool or cloudy day, you might enjoy it. Think twice.

Short and sweet. It was fun to run down, but watch your footing.

This is one of my favourite... the rocks are beautiful the wild life amazing and trail is marked good. Take water and try to make it to the top it’s amazing.

hiking
4 months ago

Basically a walk up a steep dirt road. Very exposed - sunscreen and water a must.

scenic driving
4 months ago

Beautiful drive. Lots of view points, hiking trails to keep you going all day. Hiked 5 of the shorter hikes during the 5 hour drive on the way home

hiking
4 months ago

Trail wide and well marked until I got to where the trails leaves the wash. Saw only one cairn so I just followed all of the foot traffic which lead me way above the kitchen. Returned back done and figured out where the kitchen really was. The actual Devils Kitchen was awesome.

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