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6.6 miles

Trail Type


Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~500 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Colorado National Monument Topo Map

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Corkscrew Trail (CNM)


  • The start of Corkscrew Trail in Colorado National Monument.

Activities & Features


Corkscrew Trail is a moderate hike in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction that features incredible views and rock formations. The monument says this trail was "originally built by John Otto in 1909. Follow Liberty Cap Trail to trail junction sign at 1.0 mile (1.6 km). Turn left and hike 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Corkscrew Trail sign; descend steep "corkscrew" switchbacks. Follow Corkscrew Connector Trail signs back to the trailhead."

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

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