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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

(9) 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

(6) Loma, CO
gem Favorite Window Rock.

Book Cliffs View

(5) Fruita, CO
gem Favorite Coke Ovens Trail.

Coke Ovens Overlook

(7) 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

(9) Redlands, CO

Recommended Routes in Western Colorado - 30

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Favorite Taking the ice tools for a walk up to Devils Kitchen after checking to see if the ice was in at No Thoroughfare Canyon.
Intermediate

Serpents Trail

3.8 mi 6.1 km 789' Up 240.51 m Up 789' Down 240.47 m Down

Redlands, CO
Favorite Monumental in Grand Junction, this is what running on the Western Slope is all about
Intermediate

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 Panorama of Liberty Cap during a winter sunrise. with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
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 Panorama from the intersection of CCC Trail and Black Ridge Trail. with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Intermediate

Black Ridge Trail

11.4 mi 18.3 km 1,204' Up 366.84 m Up 1,203' Down 366.81 m Down

Redlands, CO
Favorite D3 in the snow.
Intermediate/Difficult

The Cabin Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km 798' Up 243.3 m Up 794' Down 241.91 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite Taking the ice tools for a walk up to Devils Kitchen after checking to see if the ice was in at No Thoroughfare Canyon.
Intermediate/Difficult

No Thoroughfare Canyon Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km 1,980' Up 603.57 m Up 161' Down 49.02 m Down

Redlands, CO
Favorite Coke Ovens from the north.
Easy/Intermediate

Coke Ovens

1.0 mi 1.7 km 156' Up 47.59 m Up 156' Down 47.59 m Down

Redlands, CO
Favorite If you are photographer, go in the early morning for beautiful orange glow. You'll also have the place to yourself!
Intermediate

Devils Kitchen

1.1 mi 1.8 km 242' Up 73.74 m Up 242' Down 73.82 m Down

Redlands, CO
Favorite Sun rising over Grand Mesa.
Easy

Matchett 3 Mile

3.1 mi 4.9 km 58' Up 17.77 m Up 57' Down 17.25 m Down

Fruitvale, CO

Western Colorado Hiking

  • 1,596 Miles 2,569 Kilometers of Trail
  • 30 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 56 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 173 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 85 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Western Colorado - 284

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Baker Spring Trail
Difficult
Rangely, CO
Difficult
Rangely, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2Bull Canyon Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Rangely, CO
Intermediate
Rangely, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #3Bull Canyon Rim Trail
Easy
Rangely, CO
Easy
Rangely, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Bull Canyon Trail
Difficult
Rangely, CO
Difficult
Rangely, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #5Cold Desert Trail
Easy
Rangely, CO
Easy
Rangely, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Deerlodge Trail
Easy
Rangely, CO
Easy
Rangely, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Echo Park Trail
Easy
Rangely, CO
Easy
Rangely, CO
0.5 mi 0.7 km #8Gates of Lodore Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rangely, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Rangely, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9Harding Hole Trail
Difficult
Rangely, CO
Difficult
Rangely, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Harpers Corner Trail
Intermediate
Rangely, CO
Intermediate
Rangely, CO

Photos of Western Colorado - 354

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Monumental in Grand Junction, this is what running on the Western Slope is all about
Apr 22, 2015 near Fruita, CO
Wolverine Lake
Jul 14, 2015 near Cedaredge, CO
Independence Monument.
Jul 21, 2016 near Fruita, CO
Window Rock.
Jul 22, 2016 near Fruita, CO
There it is! The Independence Monument
Jul 31, 2016 near Fruita, CO
A rare wild beasty!
Mar 15, 2018 near Cedaredge, CO
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
Inside the arch looking out.
Dec 4, 2021 near Rifle, CO