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

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A wonderful melding of red-rock canyon, smooth granite creek beds, and pink quartz

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Linda S
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

An awesome hike, miles of gorgeous scenery. Once you get to the lower parking lot, walk parallel to the train tracks until you come to the crossing where it's safe to cross (no swing down gates). Keep following the trail & you will come to the second bridge that you cross the river, the first bridge is private and clearly... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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