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Address: Dinosaur, CO
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This one-mile, self-guided nature trail ends at an observation point...

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.

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Staggering views, silence and beauty

This is accessed from Dinosaur National Monument and is a relatively long drive but well worth the trip! On the way we saw two herds of pronghorn antelope grazing and had various... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 22, 2016
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is accessed from Dinosaur National Monument and is a relatively long drive but well worth the trip! On the way we saw two herds of pronghorn antelope grazing and had various views of canyons and cliffs of all shapes and sizes. The view at Harper's Corner was the culmination. Hawks circling overhead at all times, absolute silence, warm and... More 

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Manhattan, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a fairly easy hike, It's a 3 mile round trip, but minimal elevation change and well-maintained. Elevation is roughly 6000 or so feet, so not super high. You hike out 1.5 miles to the point overlooking the Green River and Yampa Canyons, above Steamboat Rock and the confluence of the two rivers. Views are magnificent, and the two... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This trail will always hold a special place in my heart because this is where I got engaged. The views are spectacular and it is a pretty moderate trail and leaves you with plenty of time to check out the rest of the scenery around the park..

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

The end of the trail has amazing territorial views of some seriously twisty, deep and showy river canyons. The view is an A plus. The hike is very easy. We went with our clumsy 4 year old and had no problems. Also, I am terrified of heights but wasn't bothered by the trail because it is wide and there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Yes, it's a long drive and afterwards you have to turn around and go back....but it's well worth it. Spectacular views along both drive and trail. Trail itself is easy and fairly short with very few people on the roads and trail. A very special experience.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband, son, and I camped twice in Echo Park back in the 70s and 80s. I have such lovely pictures of our camps there and even better memories of swimming in the river and watching the rafters float through. In those days we camped in a 4 wheel drive truck with a pop top camper on it. We could... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

yes the views are awesome, there is no dislike....lol the drive to it...its a piece in time. so loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

I am so free to skip the "bones" and focus on this marvelous hiking trail. It starts at the very end of Harpers Corner Road, off Highway 40 at the Canyon Area Visitor Center of the Dinosaur National Monument. The walk goes along the rim of a ridge between two canyons. Both, the one on the left and on the... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015

This trail is about three miles there and back. While the heat was a challenge, the trail itself wasn't too bad. Our daughters were 7 and 9, did fine. The vistas are grand and worth it. A good family adventure.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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