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Dominguez Canyon

Grand Junction, CO
+1 970-244-3000
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CANNOT PUT INTO WORDS HOW AMAZING IT WAS!

Wow. When rain was scheduled for where we wanted to backpack, I was super bummed. We went to REI... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sara p
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Off the beaten path

This is not like going to a park. It'll take some research, some backcountry driving and some... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2017
Loup407
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Fruita, Colorado
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A spectacular red rock canyon.
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“west side” (3 reviews)
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Grand Junction, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. When rain was scheduled for where we wanted to backpack, I was super bummed. We went to REI and Brian (our new favorite person) suggested Dominguez Canyon. I was super skeptical as the pictures just didn't do it justice...Well, I was still super super...More

1  Thank sara p
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

This is not like going to a park. It'll take some research, some backcountry driving and some hiking to really see this place. And time, a lot of time. This is a huge area, with only a few access points. Other than the most popular...More

2  Thank Loup407
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Dominguez Canyon is a scenic drive, worthy of a day trip. Canyon changes with the seasons. In winter, watch out for deer and elk just standing on the road.

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

The three of us (and dawg) backpacked here for three days in mid-May and had a superb time. The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness (no motorized or mechanized vehicles allowed, including no mountain bikes) offers excellent desert canyon hiking in a remote and primitive setting. We greatly...More

3  Thank Rehoboth5
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

The hike into Big or Little Dominguez Canyons is always a thrill. It is one of the most beautiful gems in the Grand Valley. in 2015, Backpacker Magazine identified Dominguez Canyon as a place people in Denver should travel to if they wanted to get...More

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

My husband & I visited Big Dominguez Canyon last week (the last week of April). We went in from the Bridgeport Trailhead off of Highway 50, approx. 20 miles south of Grand Junction. The turnoff from Hwy. 50 to Bridgeport Road is not well marked...More

4  Thank Karmalita
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

This is part of a long trail system (Tabeguache Trail) that goes from the Colorado National Monument through the Uncompahgre Plateau. It follows the Gunnison River - which means you have water access and a place to cool down in the summer. The Dominguez Trailhead...More

6  Thank Rita B
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

Very nice hike along the Gunnison River - petroglyphs and lots of cool rock formations. Easy hike for anyone.

5  Thank vagabond137
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

A wonderful place to hike, camp, raft, and explore with family and friends. The trails are clean and the artifacts are so cool!

3  Thank Jenell H
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

We hiked this in the morning. The path was not too challenging. No major elevation changes or climbs. Take plenty of water as there is nothing available once you enter the trailhead. From the parking area to the trailhead, you follow the UP train tracks...More

3  Thank Kristine E
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Elchido13
December 5, 2016|
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Response from Jenell H | Reviewed this property |
December can be iffy for weather. I would check the weather for Delta, Colorado to determine before making plans. It would definitely be less populated.
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Elchido13
December 4, 2016|
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Response from Kristine E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I've never hiked it in winter. Depends on amount of snowfall, nothing so far this winter. The canyon trail is fairly flat.
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Roy R
July 7, 2015|
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Response from FrequentGuest444 | Reviewed this property |
You can see what can be seen from the road. IMHO, the only way to really see and experience Dominguez Canyon is by hiking or biking.
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