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Gems in Western Colorado - 5

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gem Favorite Without spoiling the surprise of the Bathtub, here is the view into Monument Canyon from the location.  Just make your way, carefully to the edge to see a piece of history.

Otto's Bathtub

(7) Redlands, CO
gem Favorite Rattlesnake Arch #Nomad_Dave for size reference. Nature is beautiful and part of who we are but also unforgiving and deadly, so take care of yourself out there.

Rattlesnake Arch

(4) Loma, CO
gem Favorite Coke Ovens Trail.

Coke Ovens Overlook

(4) Redlands, CO
gem Favorite Panorama of Liberty Cap during a winter sunrise. with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew

Liberty Cap

(8) Redlands, CO
gem Favorite Window Rock.

Book Cliffs View

(5) Fruita, CO

Recommended Routes in Western Colorado - 25

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Favorite Rattlesnake Arch #Nomad_Dave for size reference. Nature is beautiful and part of who we are but also unforgiving and deadly, so take care of yourself out there.
Difficult

Rattlesnake Arches and Pollock Bench

16.4 mi 26.4 km 2,587' Up 788.61 m Up 2,588' Down 788.68 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite A glimpse of the petroglyphs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Palisade Rim Trail

8.8 mi 14.2 km 1,514' Up 461.39 m Up 1,515' Down 461.72 m Down

Palisade, CO
Favorite Looking back down the spine of the initial climb. This is particularly dangerous when the trail is muddy.
Difficult

Mount Garfield Trail

3.6 mi 5.7 km 1,906' Up 580.8 m Up 1,904' Down 580.35 m Down

Palisade, CO
Favorite The base of the cliffs on Monument Canyon Trail, the day before the snow
Intermediate/Difficult

Monument Canyon and Wedding Canyon

7.2 mi 11.5 km 961' Up 292.84 m Up 960' Down 292.75 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite Black Canyon
Intermediate

North Vista Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km 1,169' Up 356.18 m Up 1,169' Down 356.24 m Down

Olathe, CO
Favorite Wolverine Lake
Difficult

Grand Mesa Crag Crest Loop

10.9 mi 17.6 km 1,521' Up 463.69 m Up 1,540' Down 469.29 m Down

Cedaredge, CO
Favorite Wildwood Trailhead
Difficult

Lower Liberty Cap Trail

3.3 mi 5.4 km 1,103' Up 336.17 m Up 1,103' Down 336.07 m Down

Redlands, CO
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Rabbit’s Ear

6.1 mi 9.8 km 792' Up 241.34 m Up 792' Down 241.47 m Down

Loma, CO
Favorite Rough Canyon Trail.
Difficult

Rough Canyon Loop

4.5 mi 7.3 km 1,070' Up 326.22 m Up 1,067' Down 325.2 m Down

Redlands, CO

Western Colorado Hiking

  • 2,189 Miles 3,523 Kilometers of Trail
  • 27 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 103 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 228 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 121 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Western Colorado - 425

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13.7 mi 22.0 km #1Big Dominguez Canyon
Intermediate
Palisade, CO
Intermediate
Palisade, CO 19 
20.8 mi 33.4 km #2Sidewinder Trail
Difficult
Olathe, CO
Difficult
Olathe, CO
5.1 mi 8.2 km #3P1 - Pollock Bench Trail
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km #4The Ribbon
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
118.9 mi 191.3 km #5Paradox Trail
Difficult
Gateway, CO
Difficult
Gateway, CO
0.5 mi 0.7 km #6Gates of Lodore Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rangely, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Rangely, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7Jumbo Ridge
Difficult
Paonia, CO
Difficult
Paonia, CO
2.6 mi 4.2 km #8Mica Mine up Ladder Canyon
Intermediate
Redlands, CO
Intermediate
Redlands, CO 13 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9Stairway to Heaven
Intermediate
New Castle, CO
Intermediate
New Castle, CO
4.1 mi 6.5 km #10Deep Creek Trail #709
Intermediate
Palisade, CO
Intermediate
Palisade, CO

Photos of Western Colorado - 298

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Rattlesnake Arch #Nomad_Dave for size reference. Nature is beautiful and part of who we are but also unforgiving and deadly, so take care of yourself out there.
Oct 27, 2019 near Loma, CO
A rare wild beasty!
Mar 15, 2018 near Cedaredge, CO
There it is! The Independence Monument
Jul 31, 2016 near Fruita, CO
Window Rock.
Jul 22, 2016 near Fruita, CO
The base of the cliffs on Monument Canyon Trail, the day before the snow
Apr 22, 2015 near Fruita, CO
Independence Monument.
Jul 21, 2016 near Fruita, CO
Wolverine Lake
Jul 14, 2015 near Cedaredge, CO
Monumental in Grand Junction, this is what running on the Western Slope is all about
Apr 22, 2015 near Fruita, CO