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6.6 miles

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Δ Elevation (FT)

~500 (+)

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Corkscrew Trail (CNM)

Colorado by v8.6m

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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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