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Bangs Canyon Recreation Area

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Recommended Routes in Bangs Canyon Recreation Area - 2

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Favorite Rough Canyon Trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

Mica Mine up Ladder Canyon Out and Back

5.2 mi 8.4 km 593' Up 180.75 m Up 593' Down 180.86 m Down

Redlands, CO
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Favorite Rough Canyon Trail.
Difficult 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
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Bangs Canyon Recreation Area Hiking

  • 39 Miles 63 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Bangs Canyon Recreation Area - 5

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Twist-N-Shout
Intermediate Intermediate
Orchard Mesa, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Orchard Mesa, CO
6.3 mi 10.1 km #2Butterknife Trail
Difficult Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Difficult Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Rough Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Redlands, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Redlands, CO
23.1 mi 37.2 km #4Tabeguache Trail - Grand Valley Section
Difficult Difficult
Clifton, CO
Difficult Difficult
Clifton, CO
4.7 mi 7.6 km #5Third Flats Road
Intermediate Intermediate
Orchard Mesa, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Orchard Mesa, CO

Photos of Bangs Canyon Recreation Area - 13

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Red sandstone cliff walls line Ladder Canyon
Apr 25, 2015 near Redlands, CO
Densely packed mica and old drill holes can be seen at the historic Mica Mine. Most families turn back here as the trail gets tougher after this spot.
Apr 25, 2015 near Redlands, CO
Yellow fall colored leaves dancing in the sunshine
Apr 25, 2015 near Redlands, CO
Finding wild cat footprints in the snow makes an exciting winter find.
Apr 25, 2015 near Redlands, CO
Rough Canyon Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Rough Canyon Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Rough Canyon Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Heading down.
Jul 8, 2019 near Redlands, CO

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