Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Mesa 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 little trail, good for taking friends from out of state that aren't ready for the harder trails. Beautiful photo opportunities. We went around the very end of March and the wild horses weren't only beautiful but ready to foal soon by the looks of it.

on Main Canyon Trail

Sunday, August 06, 2017

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Awesome snow shoe in. It was awesome. Loved it. So beautiful.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

A great, moderate day hike. Great views and wildlife. One of our favorite trails when we just need a quick getaway!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Very pretty if you're in to high desert scenery. Pretty standard hike, just make sure you take your bearings as it's easy to get on the wrong trail since all the horse trails careen around all over the place. It's a nice spot to see some horses in the spring, or to just get out and about. Elevation gain is minimal, so it's definitely something that would work for anyone.

on West Bench Trail

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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Beautiful....

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Monday, September 10, 2012

This is a heart pumping trail whether you are on foot or on a horse. its a steady climb all the way to the top. The picture of the lake is called Blue Lake and its off of Indian point trail that meets up with Kannah creek trail at exactly 5 miles up the mountain. The lake is 2 mile further when you get to the indian point cutoff. Its a beautiful trail, but very rocky and not far enough in elevation to cool you down in the summer. great place to see all the fall colors.

on Main Canyon Trail

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I was hoping to see a herd of wild horses running like the pictures in a National Geographic. Instead, I saw three horses grazing like in a field. I wish I had thought this through better and remembered that horses spend more time eating than running in the wind.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

This is a little misleading. The road does not go up the main canyon it goes up coal creek canyon which is closed during the spring due to wild horse breeding and births. To get to the main canyon you go past the power plant And up the road to the parking lot. From there you hike over the ridge above the parking lot and then down into the main canyon. Beautiful canyon. We saw 3 groups of wild horses going up the canyon. They are very used to people so you can get real close to them. 2 miles up the canyon you can go up spring creek canyon or continue up main canyon to round mountain.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I loved this trail it was a really good one because you feel like you are tinny in the huge pine, aspen and more trees

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Friday, August 26, 2011

To say that this is located out of Palisade is incorrect. To get to the Main Canyon you actually need to take the Cameo exit off of I-70 before you reach the Palisade exit. Take the Cameo Exit, drive past the power plant (It will look like you are driving in to their property but the road continues past the power plant), and then its another mile or two to the trailhead. You can get out and walk from there or if you have a high clearance 4WD you can actually drive pretty far in to the canyon to reach other trailheads. Definately worth a peek if you have exhausted the more popular trails in the area

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An estimated 80 - 100 wild horses live in this area. Great scenery, easy route and hike - I wouldn't recommend in the summer as it would be very hot.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Easy, relatively flat, great scenery. 4 seasons here - hike, bike, xc ski, snowshoe...

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on Kannah Creek

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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Monday, February 06, 2017

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