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Serpents Trail

 3.6 (9)

Length


3.8 Miles 6.1 Kilometers


789' 241 m

Ascent

-789' -240 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

5,842' 1,781 m

High

5,053' 1,540 m

Low

Shared By Kevin Hadfield

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Unknown

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A steep, exposed trail that was once known as "the most crooked road in the world."

Kevin Hadfield

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Wildlife

Dogs and mountain bikes prohibited.

Overview

The trail is well defined and can be done either as an out and back loop from either of the parking lots or it can be done one way with a shuttle. The loop is approximately 3.5 miles round trip.

Description

This trail is located just inside the east entrance to the Colorado National Monument (Grand Junction entrance). Park in the first parking lot on the left after you enter the park. You'll find the Serpents Trail trailhead across the street.

The trail ascends approximately 850 feet over the course of 1.75 miles up to the Upper Serpents Trail trailhead. Dramatic views of the Book Cliffs, Uncompaghre plateau, Devil's Kitchen and Grand Junction await you at every one of the 18 switchbacks on this well maintained dirt grade.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of cottontail frequent this trail and the smell of silver sage is abundant all along the trail.

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Jul 1, 2018
Tracey Ziniel
Jun 8, 2018
Jenna Lucas
Jun 4, 2018
Jen Kearns
Apr 19, 2017
Anna Lee Walker
3.8mi
Feb 7, 2017
Jared Rourk
Aug 21, 2016
Doug Kamen
Just got to Colorado national monument and had to get my boots dirty. 2mi
Jul 4, 2016
Michael Philipp
Apr 15, 2016
Catherine Knight
great views

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 9 votes

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  3.6 from 9 votes
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