Glade Park, CO Trails and Parks

Glade Park has 19 trails in the vicinity, including 19 hiking trails. These trails range from 0.7 to 6 miles in length. The most popular trail is Rough Canyon and No Thoroughfare Canyon.
  • McDonald Creek Cultural Area

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4 miles
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    There are four quality examples of ancient rock art in this canyon, although you will find only faint signs leading to their ...

  • Mee Canyon

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  3-5 hours
    •  5.6 miles
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    With giant alcoves, windows, and spires, Mee Canyon offers one of the most exciting hikes in this high-desert country. While ...

  • Rattlesnake Canyon Arches Loop

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  3-5 hours
    •  6 miles
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    Seven major sandstone arches display their age, majesty, and delicacy on this great hike into the Black Ridge Wilderness ...

  • Pollock Bench

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  6 miles
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    The Devils Canyon and Pollock Bench trail system is an intricate network of trails that explore the yawning mouths of both ...

  • Fruita Paleontological Area

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  0.7 miles
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    A loop trail slightly longer than a half mile can offer up a lot of learning. Meandering through the Fruita Paleontological ...

  • Devils Canyon

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.5 miles
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    Located in the front country of the BLM’s 123,000-acre McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Devils Canyon is one of ...

  • Kodels Canyon

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4 miles
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    Kodels Canyon Trail actually begins in the BLM’s McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area and travels into the Colorado ...

  • Dinosaur Hill

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  30-45 minutes
    •  1 miles
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    In 1901, paleontologist Elmer Riggs uncovered two-thirds of an Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) on Dinosaur Hill. This, along with ...

  • Riggs Hill

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    Glade Park, CO

    Elmer Riggs and his crew of paleontologists from the Field Museum in Chicago discovered and excavated huge fossilized bones of a previously unknown dinosaur, Brachiosaurus altithorax, on this ...
    •  30-45
    •  1.1 miles
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    Elmer Riggs and his crew of paleontologists from the Field Museum in Chicago discovered and excavated huge fossilized bones ...

  • Monument Canyon

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  2.5- 4 hours
    •  6 miles
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    As the premier hike in the Colorado National Monument, Monument Canyon takes hikers beneath many of the park’s major rock ...

  • Coke Ovens

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
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    The Coke Ovens are massive rounded sandstone structures that show the effects of wind and water over time. If you want a ...

  • Liberty Cap/Corkscrew Loop

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4.4 miles
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    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 ...

  • Serpents Trail

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    Glade Park, CO

    Once dubbed the “Crookedest Road in the World,” this trail is now on the National Register of Historic Structures. John Otto was the man responsible for creating the Colorado National Monument ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.7 miles
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    Once dubbed the “Crookedest Road in the World,” this trail is now on the National Register of Historic Structures. John Otto ...

  • No Thoroughfare Canyon

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  2-4 hours
    •  6 miles
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    No Thoroughfare Canyon is wild and deep, exposing grayblack Precambrian metamorphic rock that is 1.7 billion years old—some ...

  • Devils Kitchen

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.2 miles
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    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 ...

  • Echo Canyon

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    Glade Park, CO

    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 ...
    •  1- 2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
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    This trail ends in a box canyon where a 100-foot waterfall spills intermittently, leaving streaks of minerals and water on ...

  • Turkey Flats

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    Glade Park, CO

    A small section of public land on Glade Park above the Colorado National Monument is managed by the Grand Mesa National Forest. It’s situated in a beautiful aspen grove at 8,400 feet in elevation ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  5.3 miles
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    A small section of public land on Glade Park above the Colorado National Monument is managed by the Grand Mesa National Forest. ...

  • Rough Canyon

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    Glade Park, CO

    Rough Canyon, only 8.6 miles from downtown Grand Junction, is geologically fascinating and home to some of the world’s rarest plants and animals. As its name implies, it’s also rough, rugged, ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4.5 miles
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    Rough Canyon, only 8.6 miles from downtown Grand Junction, is geologically fascinating and home to some of the world’s rarest ...

  • Mica Mine

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    Glade Park, CO

    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” ...
    •  1- 2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
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    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 ...