Trail Through Time

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain526ft
Trailhead Elevation4,678ft
Elevation Min/Max4678/4871ft
Elevation Start/End4678/4678ft

Trail Through Time

Trail Through Time is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 4,678 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 526 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Junction and Fruita (Falcon Guides)
Bill Haggerty
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"This self-guided 1.5-mile loop trail could well have been this book’s first, rather than twenty-first, entry, since it offers an excellent introduction to the geology and natural history of the area. From May through September, visitors can watch as paleontologists and volunteers meticulously search for fossils at the Mygatt-Moore Dinosaur Quarry. This self-guided trail is operated through a cooperative agreement between the Museum of Western Colorado and the Bureau of Land Management. It is a well maintained trail with fourteen interpretive stops. The trail dissects the Morrison geological formation that is well exposed here in Rabbit Valley. It takes visitors through that formation, climbing and falling 140 feet, with a general elevation of 4,700 feet above sea level." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Maureen Keilty
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"Imagine walking across a dry, windswept, rocky mesa, the drone of an interstate just out of earshot, and discovering dinosaur bones! Located only 30 miles west of Grand Junction in Rabbit Valley, this interpreted stroll along a trail through a dinosaur quarry is a rewarding diversion for both dinosaur fans and rock hounds." Read more

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Trail Information

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area
Nearby City
McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Museum of Western Colorado, 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501; (970) 242-0971, <a href=""></a>. Also, BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81506; (970) 244-3000, <a href=""></a>.
For current conditions and more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management, <a href=""></a> or (970) 244-3000
Local Contacts
Colorado State Highway; Trail Through Time brochure (available at trailhead)
None needed on this selfguided tour
Local Maps

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Dec 2018