9 Hikes Near Grand Junction with the Best Views

There is an abundance of public lands, open space, and outdoor recreation opportunities in Grand Junction, Colorado. 

Grand Junction sits in the Grand Valley surrounded by breathtaking views of the Grand Mesa, Colorado National Monument, high desert vistas, and Bookcliff Mountains. Continue reading to see which hikes you should add to your bucket list! 

9 Best Hikes Near Grand Junction

1. Independence Monument Trail – Monument Loop Trail

Independence Monument is iconic to the Grand Valley. You can feel the red rock energy and magnificence of the monument and canyons as you hike along the trail. 

What I like most about Rustlers Loop is you can hike it year-round. It is an easy trail and does not take all day to walk.  

2. Rustlers Loop – Kokopelli Trail System

3. Rattlesnake Arches Trail from the Pollock Bench Trailhead

Pack a sack lunch, extra water, and plan to do an all-day round-trip hike to some of the best canyon country and arches in the United States. 

Self-Guided Tours

The trail has a steady, rocky incline; in the beginning, you get into the rocks, then the trail drops into a canyon meadow. 

4. Flume Canyon Trail

5. Mount Garfield Trail

This trail is steep. Take good hiking shoes and maybe some trekking poles. This hike is totally worth the uphill energy. 

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