The Best Grand Junction Hikes
By the Western Slope Group, CMC, with Rod Martinez
Twenty of the best hikes within an hour or so of Grand Junction, Colorado.
• Hikes chosen by experienced members of the Colorado Mountain Club.
• A wide variety of hikes, from short walks to extended treks.
• Four-color photos and maps throughout the book.
As the 10th
book in our best-selling Pack Guide series, The Best Grand Junction Hikes offers
twenty superb hikes ranging from a short, pleasant walk near town to moderately
difficult long hikes through beautiful terrain. The Best Grand Junction Hikes
will take you from atop the world’s largest flattop mesa to the depths of Black
Canyon National Park of the Gunnison.
With this handy Pack Guide you will
explore “dinosaur digs” and petroglyphs, or hike beside the mesmerizing
500-foot-tall redrock monoliths in the Colorado National Monument or in the
foothills of the La Sal Mountains in eastern Utah.
You can stroll along the
banks of the Colorado River or hike almost 2,000 vertical feet to the top of Mt.
Garfield with the trailhead located just a few feet from Interstate 70 Most of
the hikes can be done every month of the year.
Each trail description includes
a map reference, elevation gain (or loss), a difficulty rating for the route,
round-trip distance, and estimated time to complete the hike.
Members of the
Western Slope Group of the Colorado Mountain Club have selected the twenty best
hikes around Grand Junction and hiked, described, photographed and mapped the
routes. Rod Martinez is a professional photographer who lives in Grand
104 pages, 4 x 7 with rounded corners, 40 color
photos, 21 trail maps, paperbound, ISBN 978-1-937052-00-3.