Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita Guide Book

by Bill Haggerty (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita  by Bill Haggerty

137pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493009770

Grand Junction and Fruita sit in spectacular country— the Colorado Grand Valley, a 30-mile stretch of land alongside the Colorado River that is rugged yet gentle, remote yet close to home, vibrant yet subtle with contrast. The remarkable Colorado National Monument, operated by the National Park Service, borders the southwest edge of the valley, while the Bureau of Land Management’s Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area lie directly south.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita" Guide Book
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... Preview: Coal Canyon is situated in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, one of only three ranges in the United States set aside specifically to protect wild and free-roaming horses. The range encompasses ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: The Coke Ovens are massive rounded sandstone structures that show the effects of wind and water over time. If you want a bird’s-eye view of the incredible monoliths and rock structures of the Colorado ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This paved trail parallels the Colorado River for 28.5 miles through the Grand Valley, from Palisade to Fruita. The newest 8.5-mile section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail was opened in September 201 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The Grand Mesa is the largest flattop mountain in the Northern Hemisphere, rising abruptly above valleys on the north, south, and west. Valley floors here lie between 4,500 and 5,500 feet in elevation ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Mesa, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: Located in the front country of the BLM’s 123,000-acre McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Devils Canyon is one of four great canyons—along with Kodels, Flume Creek, and Pollock—that are easil ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Devils Kitchen is a great place for the entire family to play. A short out-and-back hike makes this an easy, quick way to explore the fascinating geology of the Colorado National Monument. Devils Kitc ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: In 1901, paleontologist Elmer Riggs uncovered two-thirds of an Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) on Dinosaur Hill. This, along with the remains of a Brachiosaurus Riggs found on a hill just east of here—now ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness is a 66,280-acre expanse located in the heart of the 210,000-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Both were created by an act of Congress in 2009. Here, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Whitewater, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: This trail ends in a box canyon where a 100-foot waterfall spills intermittently, leaving streaks of minerals and water on the sandstone cliffs and a large pool at the base of the waterfall that provi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A loop trail slightly longer than a half mile can offer up a lot of learning. Meandering through the Fruita Paleontological Area, this trail features twenty interpretive signs describing dinosaurs and ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: Kodels Canyon Trail actually begins in the BLM’s McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area and travels into the Colorado National Monument near its west entrance. A one-mile hike from the parking are ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A complex trail system provides numerous options for exploring Bull Basin, situated on a large bench on the northern flank of the Grand Mesa, the largest flattop mountain in the Northern Hemisphere. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Mesa, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: This is certainly one of the best hikes in the Grand Valley. Is it one of the easiest? Well, it’s easy to get to, and if you’re in good shape and like to climb, it’s an easy hike. With a thousand feet ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: There are four quality examples of ancient rock art in this canyon, although you will find only faint signs leading to their locations. As the BLM states, “it is hoped that visitors experience the can ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: With giant alcoves, windows, and spires, Mee Canyon offers one of the most exciting hikes in this high-desert country. While this is an easy route for experienced hikers, it is not recommended for ine ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: Mica glitters brightly in the BLM’s Bangs Canyon area, located at an elevation of 6,155 feet and only 8.2 miles from the corner of Fourth and Main Streets in Grand Junction. The word “mica” comes fr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: As the premier hike in the Colorado National Monument, Monument Canyon takes hikers beneath many of the park’s major rock sculptures, where Independence Monument, Kissing Couple, and the Coke Ovens to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: No Thoroughfare Canyon is wild and deep, exposing grayblack Precambrian metamorphic rock that is 1.7 billion years old—some of the oldest on the Colorado Plateau. A one-way hike from top to bottom is ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The Devils Canyon and Pollock Bench trail system is an intricate network of trails that explore the yawning mouths of both Devils and Pollock Canyons in the front country of the 123,000-acre McInnis C ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Seven major sandstone arches display their age, majesty, and delicacy on this great hike into the Black Ridge Wilderness Area. The 75,500-acre wilderness forms the core of the 123,000-acre McInnis Can ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita"
Glade Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6

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