Take a Hike: Grand Junction’s Favorite Hiking Trails
It seems like the number of hiking trails we have around Grand Junction is almost endless. These are Grand Junction's favorite hiking trails and could be yours too.
We're expanding our hiking trail horizons with Grand Junction's favorite hiking trails. I asked you on our Facebook 'what and where is your favorite hiking trail?' knowing there would be some trails I haven't hiked before and I'm hoping you'll find a new one too.
My coworker, Waylon, isn't the only one that's in love with this hike. You'll need a few hours to hike Mt. Garfield and also lots of water. This hiked is ranked as a hard trail but seeing that view (and possibly wild horses) make it all worth it. It's 3.6 miles long and has an elevation gain of 1,945 feet.
The Crags Crest trail is on the Grand Mesa and is 10.8 miles long and has an elevation gain of 1,568 feet. It's ranked as a moderate hiking trail and there's a lot of lakes and wildflowers to see while you're hiking. Going to the Grand Mesa from Grand Junction is like entering a new, beautifully green world.
Kannah Creek is in the Grand Mesa National Forest and is about 9 miles long. This trail is rated as a hard one and has an elevation descent of over 3,900 feet. Expect to see lots of trees, streams, and animals hiking Kannah Creek #706.
Rattlesnake Arches is in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area and is another hard trail. It's about 13.5 miles long an has an elevation gain of 2,444 feet. There are arches, spires, and wildflowers everywhere.
I've heard a lot about this hike, which is in the Colorado National Monument. It's a little less than 6 miles long and has an elevation gain of 783 feet. The No Thoroughfare Canyon trail is rated as moderate and has lots of pools of water and waterfalls to offer.