Coal Canyon

Grand Junction, Colorado 81504

Coal Canyon

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Coal Canyon is situated in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, one of only three ranges in the United States set aside specifically to protect wild and free-roaming horses. The range encompasses 36,113 acres of rugged canyons and plateaus in the Book Cliffs, about 8 air miles north of Grand Junction.

From 90 to 150 wild horses roam the sagebrush parks and pinyon-juniper covered hills that dominate this area. Natural
barriers such as cliffs and canyons, along with man-made
fencing, help define the area and control horse movement. The 29,000-acre Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area (WSA) makes up about two-thirds of the range. The trail follows an old jeep road that’s easier to hike than to drive. The road runs beneath or next to a power line—not a very pristine sight."

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Trail Information

Grand Junction
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2-3 hours
Winter and spring
BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81506; (970) 244-3000,
Local Contacts
USGS Round Mountain and Cameo, Latitude 40º Fruita/ Grand Junction; BLM Grand Junction
Local Maps

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Dec 2018