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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
MarcinDrP
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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
VincePCTD
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank W5657CQmichaelk
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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 mhershey66 | 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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Monona_Mom57
Madison, Wisconsin
Dominguez Canyon Day hike - easy? (1 Reply)
Will be in Grand Junction last week of September. My travel companion cannot do a difficult hike - needs a fairly level or gently uphill/downhill path that doesn't entail picking over rocks and boulders that could cause at turned ankle. We are wondering if there is a day hike in the canyon that would be suited to us.
July 15, 2016|