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

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Dominguez is an easy drive from Grand Junction or the Delta/Montrose area. The scenery is marvelous, ancient rock writing can be viewed without a too strenuous hike and once up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Dominguez is an easy drive from Grand Junction or the Delta/Montrose area. The scenery is marvelous, ancient rock writing can be viewed without a too strenuous hike and once up canyon you climb in altitude so the temperatures aren't as awful as they can be down near the river. You can drive quite a way up the canyon in a... More 

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Grand Junction, Co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

From ancient Indian ruins to unforgettable landscapes this long arm of the San Juan mountains is a hidden treasure in plain sight. . From the east side it appears as foreground of the La Sal mountains of eastern Utah. This feature appears as a long ridge running south from the Colorado National Monument to the Western most edge of The... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Took my cousin here because he is from Nebraska and he fell in love with the area. He told me me drove by several times on his way to see family in Delta and never had any idea it was there. If you have a family and you want to take a hike this is for you and the family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Amazing and beautiful, a shot drive from Grand junction it is Well worth the time to go for a drive and see some wildlife. Last time I was there we saw several groups of Quail and Chuckers as well as a Wild Turkey.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Gorgeous hike with massive canyon walls, petroglyphs that are just fascinating. Water falls, pot holes. It can get very hot in the canyon, also you have to hike 2-3 miles along railroad tracks just to get to the trail head.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This is wilderness area, so don't expect any amenities. It is a great, fairly easy "hike" with some wonderful natural, red stone beauty. Petroglyphs can be seen, and it is great for visualizing a time when fewer people existed on planet earth. You may or may not see other people in the vicinity, as it is not a "tourist spot,"... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The hike for the first mile from the Bridgeport trailhead along the railroad tracks and the Gunnison River is not too interesting, but the walk on the pedestrian bridge installed by the BLM to improve safe access to the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area a few years ago provides great views of the river and its canyon. the next mile along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A beautiful drive to experience some special historical and natural geological items. Best to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, and pack a lunch, although washroom facilities are available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Love hiking the Big Dominguez Canyon. It's a flat hike and you can do any length out-and-back you want. The river view at the beginning is nice, as is seeing a train once in awhile. Only drawback is the trek along the tracks on the way out. ug.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The whole aura is worthy of a trip... the memory of the views, the scale of all ...both tiny and huge....and the history... make sure you read up on the expedition and the writings... well worth a visit and great past....listen, look, feel... it is one of those places!!

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