Rattlesnake Arches Upper

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area, Colorado

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Rattlesnake Arches Upper is a hiking and horse trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 5,866 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 340 feet. The Rattlesnake Arches Trailhead parking is near the trailhead.
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Rattlesnake Arches Upper is a hiking and horse trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 5,866 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 340 feet. The Rattlesnake Arches Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Rattlesnake Arches Connector and Rattlesnake Arches Road.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area
Distance: 0.9
Elevation Gain: 340 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 5,866 feet
Top Elevation: 5,866 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Arches Upper
Parks: Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area
Elevation Min/Max: 5622/5866 ft
Elevation Start/End: 5866/5866 ft

Rattlesnake Arches Upper Professional Reviews and Guides

"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)."

"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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