Rattlesnake Arches Connector

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area, Colorado

Distance0.2mi
Elevation Gain299ft
Trailhead Elevation5,723ft
Top5,723ft
Elevation Min/Max5462/5723ft
Elevation Start/End5723/5723ft

Rattlesnake Arches Connector

Rattlesnake Arches Connector is a hiking and horse trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 5,723 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 299 feet. This trail connects with the following: Rattlesnake Arches Upper and Rattlesnake Arches.

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"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 Canyons National Conservation Area, designated by Congress in 2000 as “a nationally significant resource.” Rattlesnake Canyon Arches Trail is adventurous and fascinating. Its colorful geological features include spires, windows, gorgeous giant alcoves, and at least seven fabulous arches (although some literature notes there are actually eleven arches here)."
Bill Haggerty
"Seven major sandstone arches display their age, majesty, and delicacy on this great hike into Black Ridge Wilderness Area. The 75,550-acre wilderness forms the core of the BLM’s 123,000 acre McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, which was designated as a “nationally significant area” by Congress in 2000. Located near Grand Junction and Fruita, CO, it extends from the western border of the Colorado National Monument, into Utah. This area includes the second-largest collection of arches in the country outside Arches National Park, only 90 miles to the west."
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Trail Information

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
BLM, Grand Junction field office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506; (970) 244-3000; www.co.blm.gov/mcnca/rattlesnakecyn.htm
Local Contacts
Mack, Ruby Canyon and Battleship Rock
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