Big Dominguez Canyon

Grand Junction, Colorado 81504

Big Dominguez Canyon

Big Dominguez Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Several variations of the hike through Big Dominguez Canyon are possible, depending on how far you want to walk and what you want to see. If you want to walk the entire length of the canyon you can begin at the Dominguez Campground trailhead and walk to the Gunnison River at Bridgeport.

The total distance of that hike is 16.6 miles, hence it is recommended as an overnighter. The trail is not maintained, but it is still generally easy to follow. It begins in a forest of pinion pine and Douglas fir, and slowly descends along the canyon bottom to the high desert environment of Bridgeport. There are plenty of good camp sites along the way, and water is normally not a problem."

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Trail Information

Grand Junction
Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3.75 hours
Early summer through late fall. The road to Cactus Park Trailhead is impassable from late November through March.
BLM, Grand Junction
Local Contacts
Triangle Mesa (USGS)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018