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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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Easy hike to crazy spectacular views!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Fort Collins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Our family only had time to do one hike in Dinosaur National Monument and this turned out to be the perfect one. This hike is long enough to feel like a hike, and even while it is around 3 miles round trip, the views are perhaps the best in the park. The trail follows a peninsula that juts out to... More 

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Curtice, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Incredible views make this up and down trail worth every minute. Some of the trail us narrow and close to the edge but I was never frightened for my kids walking ahead of us. This is THE trail to hike in Dinosaur National Monument.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved this walk. We did it with our two small girls (4 and 6 years old) so it was quite a long walk for them. There is only one part of the walk where you need to be quite cautious of the edge, as there is a fence at the end of the walk so kids can look around... More 

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