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green Rustler's Loop

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Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 387' 118 m
Descent: -425' -130 m
High: 4,701' 1,433 m
Low: 4,539' 1,384 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Nicholas Shannon

A fantastic loop with hiking that's fun for everyone.

Nicholas Shannon

Features River/Creek · Views

Overview

This is a mild and relatively short loop on the east side of BLM lands where the scenery is fantastic.

There are also a series of signs along the way to educate the public on the local terrain and ecology.

Need to Know

Hike in a clockwise direction only.

Description

The hike starts out with a moderate incline on a doubletrack dirt road. It's fairly steep but doesn't last too long before leveling out on mellow singletrack.

The singletrack winds gently up and down for a bit as it makes it's way right up to the edge of the rim, well above the Colorado river. The trail's exposure gives an overwhelming sense of the massiveness of this area. There are also a few opportunities to walk out to the edge of the rim and look down on the river. The trail then heads back inland from the river and descends over slickrock-type terrain.

The trail climbs a bit more up some rocky but mostly gentle sections before descending gently back to the start.

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Jan 5, 2019
Kate Jaquith
May 19, 2018
Wendi Gechter
Nov 29, 2017
Charlie Taliaferro
Nice pleasant hike. Not difficult. 3.7mi
Jul 29, 2017
Jay Puhler
3.8mi
Feb 27, 2016
Charles Hamilton
Impromptu hike. Started here to Mary's Cutoff to Horsethief Bench Loop then finished Mary's Loop. 6.5mi with to 4 y/o. Not recommended. 5+ hrs

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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