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Address: Grand Junction, CO
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A spectacular red rock canyon.

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Lovely area for a hike and picnic

This is wilderness area, so don't expect any amenities. It is a great, fairly easy "hike" with some wonderful natural, red stone beauty. Petroglyphs can be seen, and it is great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert C
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is wilderness area, so don't expect any amenities. It is a great, fairly easy "hike" with some wonderful natural, red stone beauty. Petroglyphs can be seen, and it is great for visualizing a time when fewer people existed on planet earth. You may or may not see other people in the vicinity, as it is not a "tourist spot,"... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The hike for the first mile from the Bridgeport trailhead along the railroad tracks and the Gunnison River is not too interesting, but the walk on the pedestrian bridge installed by the BLM to improve safe access to the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area a few years ago provides great views of the river and its canyon. the next mile along... More 

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Thank David A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A beautiful drive to experience some special historical and natural geological items. Best to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, and pack a lunch, although washroom facilities are available.

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Thank joycec619
CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Love hiking the Big Dominguez Canyon. It's a flat hike and you can do any length out-and-back you want. The river view at the beginning is nice, as is seeing a train once in awhile. Only drawback is the trek along the tracks on the way out. ug.

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2 Thank LWLinCO
Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The whole aura is worthy of a trip... the memory of the views, the scale of all ...both tiny and huge....and the history... make sure you read up on the expedition and the writings... well worth a visit and great past....listen, look, feel... it is one of those places!!

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Montrose, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Don't do this hike when it's really hot. There is not much shade. There are petroglyphs on some of the rocks further in. It is through a canyon so not much gain in altitude but is still at some altitude.

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Thank jewelofcolorado
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A off the beaten path hiking area with views of red rocks and desert antelope. My family have always camped and hiked trails- there are many Petroglyphs on trails- especailly Bridgeport right off of HWY 50.

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Thank April A
Colorado USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very nice offroad motorcycle ride with plenty of shade and scenery. Took a BMW R1150GS. Improved roads made for easy riding.

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Thank dahlheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We hiked the lovely Big Dominguez Canyon and wilderness with our dog, stopping often to cool our feet in the creek, which slides and splashes over smooth granite. Lots of potholes and fanciful formations line the creek and the canyon walls. The trail is easy and fascinating with its multi-color sandstone and streaks of pink quartz embedded with micah. Looking... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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142 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We hike in Dominguez Canyon frequently in late fall and early winter. We wouldn't recommend it in late spring or summer, because it can get beastly hot.

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