Mount Garfield

OutAndBack • 4 mi • 0 ft

One of the main geographical features of the Grand Valley, the Bookcliffs rise sharply to form a strikingly scenic wall that stretches deep into Utah. In the Grand Junction area, the Bookcliffs top out at a height of 6,765 feet in Mount Garfield. The short but challenging Mount Garfield Trail climbs to the top of Mount Garfield from a trailhead just west of the town of Palisade.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Grand Junction
Length: 4 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Strenuous
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,800 feet
Top Elevation: 6,765 feet
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Local Maps: USGS Clifton, Round Mountain
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Tough trail but super rewarding. Going down is harder than going up!


Come prepared. Start early. Great views...............

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