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Dominguez Canyon

Grand Junction, CO
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
Owner description: A spectacular red rock canyon.
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
Owner description: A spectacular red rock canyon.
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took a hike down across the footbridge over the Gunnison river and up the west side. Seeing how the early settlers got on with such sparse resources was impressive.

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whitewater colorado
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33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the colorado plateau 'high desert' will not appeal to everyone. many people consider the "real colorawdough" to be the snow-capped alpine peaks. but there is a solitary rugged brooding borderline-dangerous beauty of places such as D canyon. i aspire to visit parts of it which i am sure few have been -- at least since anazazi times. the most accessible... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Study Area is within the Dominguez-Escalante NCA. This valley has been used for 10,000 years, and it's heaven on earth. Spectacular scenery and geology, petroglyphs, waterfalls, year round streamflow, very very few people (when I've been there, April and September), combined with relatively easy access (slightly more than 1.5 miles from the trailhead to the canyon... More 

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Colorado
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21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

For those of you who like to hike, check out Dominguez Canyon. It's a good workout...and you can bring Fido.

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Fruita, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We turned around at the wilderness study area. Nice easy hike. Was a lot of tents along the trails. Campers were keeping their areas nice and clean. The river was nice be sure to grab the bucket along the trails to water the newly planted trees. Don't forget your bug spray.

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Delta, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Love the hikes, the water, the petroglyphs and sun. What a special place. I love to visit here by boat or from the hiking trail.

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Grand Junction,Colo.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

New things to see with the recent camp/picnic areas developed. Very enjoyable. Sorry to see how people have defaced some area around Cpt. Smiths' cabin.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Fascinating geology and a beautiful hike along the Colorado river. Railfans will be excited to watch the Union Pacific coal train go by on the first part of the hike.

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