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The Best Grand Junction Hikes

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


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 Junction.

USD $12.95