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Grand Junction Region Day Hiking Trails Index

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Day Hiking Trails Map

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Day Hiking Trails List

Trail Name / Links to Descriptions 1-Way (mi) Rise (ft) Difficulty
Aqueduct Trail #753. USFS webpage. 2.5   Moderate
Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area trail system. (Bureau of Land Management.) BLM webpage. BLM brochure/maps. BLM Lunch Loop trail system map.      
Battlement Trail #527. USFS webpage. 17.86 +1,880  
Beaver Ponds Trail #516. USFS webpage. 3.25 +500  
Blue Grouse Trail #722. USFS webpage. 4.9 +600  
Blue Lake Trail #707.1A. USFS webpage. 0.9 + approach +200  
Boundary Cutoff Trail #526. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 2.0 +700  
Boundary Trail #525. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 7.24    
Brush Creek Trail #529. USFS webpage. 3.75 +1,720 Moderate
Buck Mesa Trail #804. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. 4.5 +1,800  
Burn Trail #522. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 4.22    
Buzzard Park Trail #519. USFS webpage. 5.06 +960  
Buzzard Trail #536. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 2.47 +400  
Carson Lake Trail #728. USFS webpage. 1.0 +400  
Cedar Mesa Trail #718. USFS webpage. 3.15    
Clear Fork Trail #810. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. 9.0 +2,200  
Coal Creek Basin Trail #703. USFS webpage. 4.67 +2,700  
Coal Creek Trail #702. USFS webpage. 9.0 +1,800 Moderate to Strenuous
Colorado National Monument trail system. (National Park Service.) NPS brochure/map. NPS short trails webpage. NPS backcountry trails webpage.      
Cottonwood Trail #712. USFS webpage. 1.8 + approach +700  
Crag Crest Loop Trail #711.1A. USFS webpage. (Not a loop but forms a 10-mile one with Crag Crest Trail #711.) 3.5 + approach +300  
Crag Crest Trail #711. USFS webpage. 6.64    
Crater Lake Trail #800. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. 2.5 +225  
Crum Reservoir Trail #511. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 3.42 -1,500  
Deep Creek Cutoff Trail #709.1. USFS webpage. 0.66 +200  
Divide Trail #523. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 1.0    
Drift Creek Trail #815. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. 3.2 +1,800  
Drop Off Trail #726. USFS webpage. 2.31 -700  
East Brush Creek Trail #504. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 5.22    
East Leon Trail #730. USFS webpage. 2.4 +877  
Elk Park Trail #720. USFS webpage. Connects with trail below. 2.29 + approach +1,000  
Elk Park Trail #800A. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. Connects with trail above. 2.5 + approach +900  
Ella Trail #732. USFS webpage. 2.2 +400  
Eureka Trail #734. USFS webpage. 3.6 +140  
Farmers Trail #727. USFS webpage. 1.4 + approach +1,200 Moderate
Gooseberry Trail #814. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. 8.3 + approach +2,500  
Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department trail system. GJP&R brochure.      
Green Mountain Trail #719. USFS webpage. 15.51 +1,200  
Greenwood Trail #721. USFS webpage. 2.4    
High Trail #515. USFS webpage. 8.57 +62  
Highline Lake State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W trails webpage. CP&W park brochure/map.      
Hightower Trail #524. USFS webpage. 3.02 +500  
Indian Point Cutoff Trail #708. USFS webpage. 2.1 + approach +500  
Indian Point Trail #715. USFS webpage. 9.0 -2,800  
James M. Robb -- Colorado River State Park trail system. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.)  CP&W trails webpage. CP&W overview map of all sections. CP&W Connected Lakes Section trail map. CP&W Corn Lake Section trail map. CP&W Fruita Section trail map. CP&W Island Acres Section trail map.      
Jones Creek Trail #812. USFS webpage. 7.7 + approach +1,200  
Kannah Creek Trail #706. USFS webpage. 8.75 +3,800  
Kimball Creek Trail #532. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 2.08 +2,200  
Kokopelli's Trail. (Bureau of Land Management.) Loma, CO, to Moab, UT. Very popular with mountain bikers. BLM webpage. BLM brochure/map. See description on map Fruita / Grand Junction Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map (Latitude 40 Degrees). 140    
Lake of the Woods Trail #506. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 5.22    
Land O' Lakes Trail #713. USFS webpage. 0.5    
Last Chance Trail #731. USFS webpage. 1.4 +600  
Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area trail system. (Bureau of Land Management.) BLM webpage. BLM wild horse range brochure/map. BLM Coal Canyon trails webpage.      
Lost Lake Trail #502. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. USFS map/brochure. 1.5   Moderate
McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area and Black Ridge Canyon Wilderness trail system. (Bureau of Land Management.)  BLM McInnis webpage. BLM Black Ridge webpage. BLM trails webpage. BLM brochure/map. BLM Rabbit Valley webpage.      
Mesa Lake Trail System. USFS trails map.      
Monument Trail #518. USFS webpage. 13.31 +600  
North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area trail system. (Bureau of Land Management.) BLM webpage. BLM brochure/map. BLM trails webpage.      
Owens Loop Trail #539. USFS webpage. 3.57 +200  
Point Camp Trail #725. USFS webpage. 3.3 +300  
Porter Cutoff Trail #535. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 1.92 +400  
Porter Mountain Trail #534. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 3.23 +1,500  
Power Line Trail #520. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 4.15    
Raggeds Trail #820. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. 14.4 -2,000  
Reynolds Trail #733. USFS webpage. 1.9 + approach +500  
Salt Creek Trail #514. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 6.75    
Silver Spruce Trail #517. USFS webpage. 10.4 +500  
Spring Camp Trail #707. USFS webpage. 7.72 +2,100  
Switchback Trail #705. USFS webpage. 0.91 + approach +1,000  
Terror Trail #802. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. 5.5 +1,600  
Thousand Acre Flat Trail #806. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. 5.3 +1,200  
Two Peak Trail #521. USFS webpage. 4.3    
Vega State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W trails webpage. CP&W park brochure/map.      
Ward Lake Trail System. USFS trails map.      
West Bench Trail #501. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 5.5    
West Salt Creek Trail #513. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. 0.87 + approach    
Whitewater Basin Trail #700. USFS webpage. 3.75 -2,200  

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