Explore the most popular birding trails near Whitewater with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good if you want space. Mostly ugly desert, wind, and heat. Much better river views elsewhere.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk. Read about the first superintendent that climbed Independence Rock every 4th of July to plant an American Flag at the top. Heard voices and looked over to the rock and saw two climbers a short distance from the top

hiking
2 months ago

I'd say a good portion is walking down the side of the cliff, and back up. nice trail, usually not many people probably for that reason.

2 months ago

Super easy hike! With an amazing view at the end. Well throughout the entire hike.

Great trail to walk with the dogs

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy, simple trail. Straightforward.

I take my dogs here all the time, it's relatively not busy most of the time and most people have their dogs off leash. my husky loves to run free. don't go after a snow or rain though, it's gets super muddy. sometimes it's also very windy.

horseback riding
6 months ago

I hiked this trail today and it was wonderful as promised however I would not recommend it for horses. I typically ride mules but this trail is too narrow and rough even for mules.

hiking
9 months ago

Short walk for a nice view

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great trail to do with canine friends.

walking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Easy walk to nice overlook!

Saw lots of hawks, ravens, and prairie dogs. Not many views, big trucks from mining site could be heard the entire time.

Close to my house, not many people and the dogs love it!!

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

A short trail to a scenic view

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Get off of work,grab your bike, hit the trail, great views not many people prime!

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Great when short on time. Beautiful scenery and amazing pics.

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

We stopped by this park on our way to Arches NP. We were blown away by how pretty and secluded it was. Visitors must read up about John Otto while there- an amazing conservationist whom spent his life fighting for the preservation of this amazing landscape. Otto's trail is an easy hike to an incredible overlook of several formations. Must-visit park.

This was a nice peaceful hike with some great river views. We got off path for a brief moment, found our way back with no problems. This was a 7 mile hike for us. The dog really enjoyed sniffing out the prairie dogs.

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

Walked this 8.6.15 - nice easy walk. Nice views.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Walked this with my 10 year old son. It's a quick out and back with the primary focus being the views at the end. There's a fenced, flat viewing/lookout area. We took some cool pics. I recommend this trail if you're short on time or have older folks or little ones. We were short on time.

hiking
Monday, September 30, 2013

The actual trail to Indian Point is difficult to find 2 miles up from the trail head and unmarked off to the southwest. While the scenery is superb this not an easy hike.

hiking
Friday, June 28, 2013

It was hot in Grand Junction, but at 5800 feet on Rim Rock Drive it was much cooler. Otto's trail is a nice short gradually sloping one mile RT hike to some impressive views of Independence Monument and surrounding high desert rock formations.

hiking
Friday, September 14, 2012

A steady climb up to Blue Lake on top. Great hiking, biking and horseback riding trail. Not much water crossing on this trail, but you can do a 11 mile loop by going up the Kannah creek trail 5 miles, then turn right on the Indian point cutoff and continue to Blue lake which is one another mile further. Then its another 5 miles back down to the parking lot. its an easy trail, just a consistant climb. great fishing at the Blue Lake.

hiking
Monday, March 26, 2012

Hike down along ridge with views of canyons on both sides. Gradual down hill hike out to point.

on Ute Canyon Trail

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