Main Canyon

Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain566ft
Trailhead Elevation5,276ft
Elevation Min/Max5022/5276ft
Elevation Start/End5276/5276ft

Main Canyon

Main Canyon is a hiking and horse trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 5,276 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 566 feet. This trail connects with the following: Spring Creek and Round Mountain.

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100 Classic Hikes in Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Scott S. Warren
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"In addition to being under consideration as a wilderness area, a collection of canyons that dissect the Little Bookcliffs northeast of Grand Junction is also a well-known wild horse range by the same name. An estimated 80 to 100 wild horses call this area home and, thanks to such natural impediments as canyon walls, the chances of spotting some of these magnificent mustangs are good. Among the many hiking routes that the Bureau of Land Management has identified and established in the Little Bookcliffs WSA, the Main Canyon Trail is most easily accessed and easiest to follow."

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This trail has been washed out, there is little no postings, and other animals have made so many side trails that its difficult to stay on the main one (the little of it that is left and identifiable).

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Trail Information

Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area
Nearby City
Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area
Bureau of Land Management; Little Bookcliffs Wilderness Study Area
Local Contacts
USGS Cameo, Round Mountain
Local Maps

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