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11 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1500 (+)

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Black Ridge Trail (CNM)

Colorado by v8.6m

Activities & Features


Black Ridge Trail is a tough hike in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction that rewards hikers with amazing scenery and solitude. The monument says this hike follows the "highest trail in the park with far-reaching views west to Utah canyonlands, east to Grand Valley, and south to the San Juan Mountains. Follows up-and-down terrain of Black Ridge. Trail crosses McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area."

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Contact: Colorado National Monument 1750 Rim Rock Drive Fruita, CO 81521

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