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Hike through surreal rock formation

After a short climb on switchbacks, the trail arrives at the head of a narrow canyon. It initially... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
artchan93
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Nussdorf am Inn, Germany
good for hikers but not photographers

I went on this hike after completing the Hickman Bridge. I was curious but I did not see anything... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
427BeatleBob
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Watsonville, California
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A 1.75-mile hike leading to the campground and other trails.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

After a short climb on switchbacks, the trail arrives at the head of a narrow canyon. It initially runs mostly along the bottom of a wash, then goes up to two overlooks of Fruita by hugging the side of the canyon. We enjoyed the opportunity...More

Thank artchan93
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I went on this hike after completing the Hickman Bridge. I was curious but I did not see anything that caught my eye. I went beyond the junction to the campgrounds and decided to turn around because I felt this hike was not that exciting.

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We started the hike at 7AM. This is a perfect time as at the beginning of the trail, when it's the harder part (it's a steep path), you are always in the shade. It makes the ascent a little easier. Then, as you arrive in...More

Thank Globetrekkiegirl
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Relatively easy hike up a canyon with a couple of different viewpoints. The rock formations and scenery are great along the entire trail. This was our favorite hike in the park.

Thank ketadog
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I did this hike walking straight out of Fruita Campground. It was July so it got pretty hot. But I had plenty of water with me (100 oz hydro pack). Loved the ever changing scenery throughout this hike.

Thank Nowzar A
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is a superb walk which you start from the car park near the homestead. It climbs quickly and then flattens out as you walk through the canyon. Supposedly where Mormon polygamists hid in the past from persecution it's stunningly attractive. Part way along you...More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Starting from the barn a few hundred yards down the road from Gifford House, the trail starts with a steep climb for 0.3 miles, then evens out and goes relatively downhill for another 1.4 miles. At the end, I crossed the street and joined up...More

1  Thank Ann F
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We started from Fruita, near the camping ground, and it's true the first hundred meters are pretty steep, but once you get into the canyon, then it gets very easy, and it's one of the best hikes in the area. Don't miss the lookouts, it's...More

Thank ray971
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We intend to just hike to the overlooks but missed the turn. We decided to keep going and then took a side hike to Cassidy Arch then back down to the Grand Wash. The only bad part was the 3 mike walk back to the...More

Thank Danette J
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Since I am not able to walk much we drove all through the Canyon. The views are stunning and should not be missed. Depending on the time of day and weather you will be in awe the entire time.

Thank luckydenny
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