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Very easy trail for beginners to learn the ropes of backpacking! Also very gorgeous and perfect weather. I recommend late spring-summer-early fall.

We didn't end up doing the trail, lots of keep out signs and an aggressive dog, not sure it's meant to be open to the public.

backpacking
10 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

snowshoeing
27 days ago

I brought my family to hike this trail today. The road leading up to where I think the trail is located is very primitive, and there is no signage indicating where the trail begins. The area is beautiful but I do not think it is ready for public use due to the lack of signage and any visible trail maintenance.

I note that a BLM official has contributed to the posts on this trail and I would suggest to him or her that signage be installed so that trails can be identified and that the trails themselves be marked and maintained somewhat so that way they can be followed and hikers do not get lost.

Had a blast on this hike, got off the trail a few times because it was covered in snow but it just made it that much more fun finding it again!

walking
1 month ago

Its amazing to see what the enormity of the structure up close, it kind of feels like the US' Colosseum. Easy to walk around, some tight spaces but still manageable. There is one room that shows the original roof/floor above you and its quite amazing that it's still there. The pictographs are also very interesting and worth a glance.

This is an incredible canyon system. I've been several times and I never recognize the trail but I follow the arroyos and make my own path. The canyons are steep and beautiful, the landscape is varied, and there are even a few caves. I highly recommend this area.

Beautiful and quiet.

hiking
1 month ago

This is A great trail for a hike with the kids and dogs. Hiking (walking) through a lot of silt but otherwise very easy to do. We did this hike in January and the temperature was perfect. Probably would be difficult in Midsummer. Interesting rock features to view.

beautiful views

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) co-manages the canyon and it is NOT CLOSED. Please remove this statement from your page. The access is limited on the north side of the canyon and we are working together on boundaries. I work for BLM and authorize this message
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