Looking for a great trail near Whitewater, Colorado? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Trippe Lake Park or Starin Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Whitewater ranging from 0.7 to 17.1 miles and from 4,658 to 5,833 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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Whitewater, Colorado Map
off road driving
2 days ago

It’s a good place to get out and go for drives, so many options as far as which directions you go, have been here many times and I’ve never seen it all yet! Great views everywhere at the canyon rims!

2 months ago

very short, very easy, yet very rewarding panoramic views. The best in the park. Highly recommended

2 months ago

Not really a hike so much as a pleasant walk out to an overlook with stunning views. Well worth the stop.

We loved this place, could only walk part of it a few days ago due to approaching darkness so went again today to walk the entire trail. Many places to stop and relax to break up the trek. Terrain is easily negotiated.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike down to the bottom of the canyon! The echo was absolutely amazing. It's a very steep on the way back up and some areas are challenging. Definately worth it!

Awesome hieroglyphics.


6 months ago


7 months ago

We parked at the Big Dominguez campground, and hiked the 15 miles down to Bridgeport over 3 days. We had our kids, ages 8 and 12 with us. It's a really easy hike, impossible to get lost. The only trick is finding water up toward the top - the creek is in a deep canyon. We ended up scrambling down the cliffs to fill our water. The kids loved playing in the water toward the bottom, though. Definitely a family friendly hike.

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

We were just driving through the area to check out the campground. We ended up walking this trail for about 2 miles. It is gorgeous, full of red sand and trees. Very easy first 2 miles. I will definitely be back to play in the waterfalls!

9 months 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

10 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.

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Had a great time exploring this trail for the weekend! We hiked in from the bottom to the top and back and camped at a couple different spots in between. Trail ranges from loose gravel, to hard packed dirt, to sand so be ready for anything and watch your step! The middle sections are harder to follow but lots of cairns to guide you! I almost took a couple tumbles on the loose gravel but other than that all was well! Great way to spend earth day!!

Great trail to walk with the dogs

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Yes! Yes! Yes! Love Utah, but also love this place! Huge and beautiful canyons. It’s surprising to find landscapes such as this in CO. Such an amazing hike. Beautiful canyon that echos the sounds of time. It can seem crowded, but hike past the newspaper rock and you won’t see many people. When you get to the main rock art look right to see some petroglyphs that are not vandalized. There harder to find but more beautiful because inconsiderate vandals can’t get there. The canyon is more spectacular then the rock art. It’s huge and inspirational. There is no doubt why folks chose to etch their spirits into the rock. Great place, and great energy. Definitely do this hike. You’ll be happy
You did ;).

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Short walk for a nice view

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Great hike!!! first little waterfall is perfect place to stop have a snack and cool off

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Good hike just remember it's dessert so bring sunscreen and lots of water also bathing suit as there are lots of spots to take a dip swim around on a hot summer day! Definitely one of my favorite hikes near by!

trail running
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Only struggle is the heat midday, but that's what the waterfalls are for! You can hike down to the second waterfall, too. Make sure and try it.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great trail to do with canine friends.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Easy walk to nice overlook!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hiked out to the first petroglyphs. Which was about 3.5mi. it's a super easy hike, trail is obvious, not much elevation gain. Good views of the river, and canyon. Overall fun, enjoyable hike.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We hiked in the 100F weather but swam in 2 waterfall and its totally worth it! The main waterfall is a bit difficult to find but you'll see a rock that's cut in half and then start hiking to the left towards the black canyons

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

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