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Super canyon near Grand Junction... yes, in the area you have also other interesting rocks / rock... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Warsaw, Poland
Breathtaking - PLEASE...Pack it out!!!

This often private experience is very beautiful at sunrise or really anytime. Saddens me to have... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Grand Junction, Colorado
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A spectacular red rock canyon.
Grand Junction, CO
+1 970-244-3000
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

We spent a recent afternoon hiking into Dominquez Canyon wilderness area and recommend it for those visiting the Grand Junction area. It is a reasonably short drive south on US50 (make sure you don't miss the turn off). Parking is a bit limited, and the...More

Thank Craig and Gail J
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Super canyon near Grand Junction... yes, in the area you have also other interesting rocks / rock formations / canyons... so, this one may be, like... not top of the list, but still... nice one to visit!

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This often private experience is very beautiful at sunrise or really anytime. Saddens me to have to pick up after others. PLEASE pick up after yourself.

Thank VincePCTD
Reviewed June 8, 2018

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

4  Thank Sara P
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
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.

Thank OldGuyWanderz
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

5  Thank Rehoboth5
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
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

5  Thank Karmalita
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

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December 5, 2016|
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.
December 4, 2016|
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.