Looking for a great trail near Grand Junction, Colorado? AllTrails has 47 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around River Bend Park or James M Robb Colorado River State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 27 moderate trails in Grand Junction ranging from 0.9 to 21.6 miles and from 4,658 to 6,732 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
10 days ago

We hiked several distances of the trail at different times.
Was a peaceful hike. Not many others on the trail, especially after the 1st waterfall.
Hike early if hiking in the summer as it gets quite hot otherwise.

I have hiked this trail several times. I like the climb and the improved views as you go up. I like the switch backs on the way down, too. Today was extremely windy with a cold bite to it. It still was fun and good exercise.

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

Nice and easy trail with some great photo ops. Early Feb had some patches of ice but easily avoidable

Beautifully scenic and easy. Many deep blue birds on the way. Get a close up look at the independence monument from its base. Highly recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Great in all seasons! Definitely a go to trail!

walking
1 month ago

Didn’t get to finish due to the amount of time that I had, but I’ll be going back and finishing it!
Coming out with a bunch of bighorn rams very close to the trail.

1 month ago

Beautiful views!!
You can make this hike as easy or hard as you want.

Easy walk and beautiful scenery.

on Serpents Trail

hiking
1 month ago

I decided to make this trail my New Year's Day hike and it was great. Mid morning after a fresh snow with light flurries and no wind. It was a great way to start the new year!

The trail itself slowly winds up and is a fairly easy to moderate hike. The view is spectacular and the snow made everything seem blanketed and cozy. Fresh air and the crunch of the snow under my feet...loved it!

Sweet hike for New Year’s Day!

don't miss the orange marker about a mile up and the wombat arch over the cliff to the right.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail follows the original toll road used to move livestock and timber. As you ascend, the elevation gain is constant and fairly gradual. There were no steep sections, but it also does not flatten out. The trail is very well marked, especially where it crosses slick rock. There isn't much shade along the route, which wasn't an issue in December, but may be something to consider when hiking in the summer months. The views were nice. I did not encounter very many people on this trail, which was a bonus.

A great trail took my three kids on it. My youngest (2 y.o.) was able to complete the hike. However, I would caution any family taking a youngster that age, my 2 y.o. was exhausted climbing the steep rocks and wanted to be carried back down the steep rocks (talk about scary). It is kid friendly but I suggest school aged children. I also suggest to avoid when there is snow on the sloped rocks, there was a lot of near falls. All around a beautiful trail!!

hiking
2 months ago

One of the most fun trails I've been on so far. Challenging in spots, trail is not always very apparent which is part of the fun. The scenery is amazing. I can't see running this trail for the simple fact that I wouldn't want to miss seeing any of it! But people do run it. Glad I brought trekking poles too. Also saw some big horn sheep on one occasion. Bring binoculars!

Great trail with beautiful views.

mountain biking
2 months ago

11/22/18 Nice trail following a dry creek bed. Can get rocky in some areas. The first waterfall and small ponds were completely frozen

hiking
3 months ago

I would rate this easy, maybe at most slightly moderate when it comes to hiking and I’m an absolute beginner. The beginning doesn’t offer much scenery, but the views get better as you go on. We got off the beaten path a little, but my group and I had a lot of fun on this trail!

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is easy in the sense that the trail itself is wide and very clear, but lord help your legs if you are out of shape. Going up, the entire trail is completely at an incline with virtually no flat spots; I’m not complaining though because I enjoyed the pleasant challenge. Coming back down is a breeze. Great trail for exercise.

Nice terrain and some good views. You get to the trail by walking directly out of the back door of the visitors center. Not difficult by any means, but I felt the path was a little unclear. Not as many markers to keep you in the right direction like many of the other trails at the national monument.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike. Nice for beginners as it offers at least a bit of a challenge. Beautiful views.

Easy hike; great views. Got off trail tho....will have to go back!

hiking
3 months ago

We did this hike on Oct 31, 2018. We drove out to the trailhead in a front wheel drive Nissan Rogue rental car with about 10” of ground clearance. We took the lower canyon road and although it’s a bit rough, it’s not a difficult drive for anyone with experience driving on dirt roads, From the point where the upper canyon and lower canyon roads converge, the road gets a bit rougher. The conditions were dry and the lower part of the road was pretty easily passable for a little over two miles. At that point, we came to a ~14” rocky drop off spanning the whole road that we didn’t want to risk in our rental car. At that point, there’s a tun out with a parking area on the right. From there, it’s only about a ten minute walk to the official trailhead. The best views are gained by taking the trail down the backside of the mesa to the right. The hike goes counter clockwise around the mesa with spectacular views of the arches after about 1.5 miles. It’s a pretty easy hike but take plenty of water—particularly if it’s hot. The climb out through the last arch is not for the faint of heart. I’m a technical rock climber and soloing the 200’ of dirt covered friction climbing in my approach shoes had my full attention. I thought that the hardest move might have been 5.5 or maybe even 5.6. It’s not super hard but the consequences of a slip would be bad. It’s doable but I personally wouldn’t recommend it for most folks—particularly for those without any climbing experience. If you don’t want to risk the climb out, just turn around and backtrack to get out. The views from the top of the mesa are good as well (but not as good as from below.). Either way, there’s a lot to see and explore in this area! Overall this is an A+ hike. Highly recommended!

hiking
3 months ago

Breathtaking views throughout the hike. Pretty steep in places.

3 months ago

Beautiful views and great hike!

Did the shorter Wedding Canyon > Lower Monument Trail loop (about 5 miles) and can't wait to go back and explore more. Still pretty warm even when technically the temp wasn't far above 70° but the trail was relatively easy (lots of young families out there). The trail had pretty heavy traffic in spots, so I'll be interested to see if it's as busy on the more challenging trails.

backpacking
3 months ago

Awesome hike! Very strenuous especially with a 40 pound pack. Don’t listen to people saying you can’t climb through the last arch to make it a loop. You most certainly can, it’s just for experienced hikers.

hiking
3 months ago

we definitely got lost through here. and I mean LOST! make sure you follow the cairns and stick to the right. we ended up following a seemingly obvious path only to find ourselves climbing over boulders on the edge of a cliff... pretty wicked views though! if we wouldn't have taken that detour, it would have been a super easy and neat walk. highly recommend!

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