Buckwater Draw

Fruita, Colorado 81521

Buckwater Draw

Buckwater Draw Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike takes you into an easily accessible canyon in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area. The trail first crosses open high-desert country of rabbitbrush, junipers, and other thorny plants.

It then makes a loop in Devils Canyon, below huge walls of Wingate sandstone and interesting rock formations. Part of the loop follows the creek bottom and should be avoided during thunderstorms. Hiking beneath immense sandstone cliffs and past amphitheaters in a colorful canyon is a real treat! Keep an eye out for desert bighorn sheep and rattlesnakes."

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Trail Information

Fruita
Nearby City
6.9
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 to 5 hours
Duration
Year-round; avoid hot summer days
Season
USGS Mack and Battleship Rock; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 502 Grand Junction/ Fruita; Latitude 40? Fruita, Grand Junction
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Dec 2018