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A relatively flat hike that takes hikers through the bottom of a nice canyon bottom walled in by sandstone cliffs.


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Loop

4,962' 1,512 m

High

4,494' 1,370 m

Low

504' 154 m

Up

504' 153 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This is a great hike for all to enjoy. The trail features good footing, trail diversity, spring wildflowers, lizards, maybe a desert bighorn....and sandstone walls to check out.

Need to Know

Bring plenty of water as this area can be hot and dry in the summer months. The footing is generally great.

Description

From the Pollock Bench Trailhead, follow the F1 signage left from the parking area. Stay on the trail and simply enjoy. Hikers will find some trail braiding, but it all reconnects. The signage is very good. The trail winds around and up and down gently through Flume Canyon.

You can choose to hike the loop either direction. The following is for hiking in a counterclockwise direction. Be sure to stay left the intersection with Trail F2 about 1.75 miles in (taking F2 leads to a longer option that connects to the Pollock Bench P1 trail, which allows a longer hike back to the parking lot).

Another .75 miles (approximately) brings hikers to the junction with the D1 - Devils Canyon junction. Stay left here and follow F1 toward the parking (D1 will bring hikers into the Devils Canyon area; a link-up will be longer and involve dirt road time).

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of spring wildflowers. You'll definitely see a variety of smaller lizards. Maybe some desert bighorn. Mountain lions are a possibility.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Scalese

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 12 votes

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Excellent scenery for breaktime!
Jul 5, 2017 near Fruita, CO
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Sep 6, 2023
Joslyn Sanchez
Aug 30, 2023
Joslyn Sanchez
Jan 17, 2021
Tyler Cose
Took the my daughters with me (7 and 5). They really enjoyed walking along the rim of the canyon. The two track road on the way back was a bit muddy. 5mi — 3h 30m
Sep 11, 2019
Matthew Radich
Aug 10, 2019
ST Malone
May 7, 2019
Michael Gebeau
Feb 14, 2019
Tucker Atwood
4.8mi
Oct 1, 2018
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