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1,600 mi 2,575 km of trail 27 Featured Hikes

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 187 Trails Intermediate Trails 206 Trails Hard Trails 56 Trails
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Featured Hikes in Western Colorado - 25

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Favorite Cedar arch (or First Arch). The scramble goes up the middle.

Rattlesnake Arches and Pollock Bench

16.4 mi 26.4 km • Loop • 2,587 ft Ascent 788.61 m Ascent

Singletrack Fruita, CO

( 18 )
Favorite A glimpse of the petroglyphs.

Palisade Rim Trail

8.8 mi 14.2 km • Loop • 1,514 ft Ascent 461.39 m Ascent

Singletrack Palisade, CO

( 24 )
Favorite The base of the cliffs on Monument Canyon Trail, the day before the snow

Monument Canyon and Wedding Canyon

7.2 mi 11.5 km • Loop • 961 ft Ascent 292.84 m Ascent

Singletrack Fruita, CO

( 18 )
Favorite Black Canyon

North Vista Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km • Out and Back • 1,169 ft Ascent 356.18 m Ascent

Singletrack Olathe, CO

( 22 )
Favorite Looking back down the spine of the initial climb. This is particularly dangerous when the trail is muddy.

Mount Garfield Trail

3.6 mi 5.7 km • Loop • 1,906 ft Ascent 580.8 m Ascent

Singletrack Palisade, CO

( 22 )
Favorite Wolverine Lake

Grand Mesa Crag Crest Loop

10.9 mi 17.6 km • Loop • 1,521 ft Ascent 463.69 m Ascent

Singletrack Cedaredge, CO

( 11 )
Favorite Rough Canyon Trail.

Rough Canyon Loop

4.5 mi 7.3 km • Loop • 1,070 ft Ascent 326.22 m Ascent

Singletrack Redlands, CO

( 6 )

Trails in Western Colorado - 422

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13.7 mi 22.0 km #1 Big Dominguez Canyon
Palisade, CO
13.7 mi 22.0 km Palisade, CO
All Clear
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Dry
48 days ago
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2.6 mi 4.2 km #2 Mica Mine up Ladder Canyon
Redlands, CO
2.6 mi 4.2 km Redlands, CO
All Clear
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Dry - Took a puppy with and it was beautiful with clear skies!
40 days ago
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20.8 mi 33.4 km #3 Sidewinder Trail
Olathe, CO
20.8 mi 33.4 km Olathe, CO
Unknown
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9.0 mi 14.5 km #4 Kannah Creek Trail #706
Cedaredge, CO
9.0 mi 14.5 km Cedaredge, CO
Minor Issues
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Muddy - Muddy spots starting around 3 miles from the bottom, only made it 4 miles up
48 days ago
3.0 mi 4.8 km #5 The Ribbon
Orchard Mesa, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km Orchard Mesa, CO
Unknown
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5.1 mi 8.2 km #6 P1 - Pollock Bench Trail
Fruita, CO
5.1 mi 8.2 km Fruita, CO
All Clear
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Dry
89 days ago
118.9 mi 191.3 km #7 Paradox Trail
Gateway, CO
118.9 mi 191.3 km Gateway, CO
Unknown
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #8 Jumbo Ridge
Paonia, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Paonia, CO
Unknown
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4.0 mi 6.4 km #9 China Wall Trail
Meeker, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km Meeker, CO
Unknown
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2.0 mi 3.2 km #10 Stairway to Heaven
New Castle, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km New Castle, CO
Unknown
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4.1 mi 6.5 km #11 Deep Creek Trail #709
Palisade, CO
4.1 mi 6.5 km Palisade, CO
Unknown
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10.3 mi 16.6 km #12 Sarlacc Trail
Fruita, CO
10.3 mi 16.6 km Fruita, CO
Unknown
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2.7 mi 4.3 km #13 Holy Cross Trail
Orchard Mesa, CO
2.7 mi 4.3 km Orchard Mesa, CO
Unknown
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1.4 mi 2.2 km #14 Ridge of Doom
Paonia, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km Paonia, CO
Unknown
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3.2 mi 5.2 km #15 Edge Loop - Lipan Canyon Section
Fruita, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Fruita, CO
Unknown
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5.2 mi 8.4 km #16 Blue Creek Trail #620
Gateway, CO
5.2 mi 8.4 km Gateway, CO
Unknown
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #17 Harpers Corner Trail
Rangely, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km Rangely, CO
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.0 km #18 Hidden Valley Trail
Meeker, CO
2.5 mi 4.0 km Meeker, CO
Unknown
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0.8 mi 1.3 km #19 Switchback Trail #705
Palisade, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Palisade, CO
Unknown
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6.1 mi 9.8 km #20 Western Rim
Moab, UT
6.1 mi 9.8 km Moab, UT
Unknown
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