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3.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~700 (+)

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Serpents Trail (CNM)

Colorado by v8.6m

Activities & Features


Serpents Trail is a moderate hike in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction that weaves through part of the monuments history. The monument says this trail is "called "the crookedest road in the world," this historic trail has 16 switchbacks. The trail climbs steadily from east to west through Wingate Sandstone. Built in the early 1900s, this route was part of the main road until 1950." 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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