Devil’s Kitchen Trail (CNM)

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Dogs No


1.5 (miles)


Out & Back

~70 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Devil's Kitchen Trail is an easy kid friendly hike in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction that rewards hikers with incredible rock formations. The monument says hikers can expect a "gradual ascent to a natural opening formed by a circle by huge upright boulders. At the first fork, go right. At the second fork, go left. Follow the trail across the wash. As you proceed up the canyon, you will see the large rock grotto that is Devil's Kitchen. Keep on the established trail and follow the carved steps up the slickrock. As you approach the base of the rock formation, go left around it and hike into the rock opening." There is camping available at the Saddlehorn Campground which is located near the Visitor Center, about four miles from the west entrance.

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

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