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Harpers Corner Trail

Dinosaur, CO
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Dinosaur
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This one-mile, self-guided nature trail ends at an observation point located 2,500 feet above the Green and Yampa river canyons, giving visitors one... more » Owner description: This one-mile, self-guided nature trail ends at an observation point located 2,500 feet above the Green and Yampa river canyons, giving visitors one of the most spectacular views in the West. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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209 reviews 209 reviews
65 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Drive to the very end of Harper's Corner Road to reach the trail head for this hike. There are several overlooks along the way that provide beautiful views of the canyons. As it was early morning when we started the drive we found ourselves occasionally sharing the road with deer that have a tendency to suddenly pop out of nowhere.... More

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Fort Collins
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our family only had time to do one hike in Dinosaur National Monument and this turned out to be the perfect one. This hike is long enough to feel like a hike, and even while it is around 3 miles round trip, the views are perhaps the best in the park. The trail follows a peninsula that juts out to... More

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Curtice, Ohio
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84 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Incredible views make this up and down trail worth every minute. Some of the trail us narrow and close to the edge but I was never frightened for my kids walking ahead of us. This is THE trail to hike in Dinosaur National Monument.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved this walk. We did it with our two small girls (4 and 6 years old) so it was quite a long walk for them. There is only one part of the walk where you need to be quite cautious of the edge, as there is a fence at the end of the walk so kids can look around... More

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Peronnas
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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

First Dinosaur is a quiet park, far from the crowd. From Harper's corner one can get some wonderful views on the Green River. The path leading there is easy and nice.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is by far the most rewarding walk in Dinosaur NM. It is fairly flat as you go along a ridge up to the edge of the cliff that overlooks the Green River. From there you have amazing views of the river to the west, the meanders to the right with Steamboat Rock and Echo Park and a view ahead... More

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Caneyville, KY
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

An easy 2 mile round trip walk at the end of a scenic drive. Takes you out the spine of a ridge to a narrow point 2300 ft. above the rivers. Tremendous views up and down stream and of Echo Park. Well worth the effort.

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Fraser, MI
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Probably pretty tough in hot weather. But just 2 miles round trip with little elevation gain. Unbelievable views.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

This is an easy 1 mile out and 1 mile back trail from the end of the 30 mile Harper's Corner Auto Tour at the Dinosaur side of Dinosaur National Monument. The views along the trail and at at the end are superb, well worth the little effort it takes to get to them. The trail follows a ridge with... More

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Lapoint
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I think this is one of the best parts of the Dinosaur Monument experience. The trail is self-guided and takes you along some breath taking sights. You can look down into the green river and also see where the Yampa and Green come together. It is also great to know that John Wesley Powell made the trip via the Green... More

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