McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area:
Ruby-Horsethief River Corridor
The Colorado River's Ruby-Horsethief River Corridor meanders through the spectacular red-rock canyons of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Explosed black Vishnu schist makes up the Black Rocks section of the corridor, a favorite segment for boaters. This class I and II flatwater stretch is very popular for rafting and canoeing. Boaters can also take advantage of hiking and camping opportunities all along the river. While drifting along, peer up into the old cottonwood trees to spot bald eagles nesting there.
Total Area: 4,200 acres
|Rapid Classes: I to II|
- Water recreation
- Wildlife viewing
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
- Boating outfitters
- Boat launch with restroom at Loma
- 35 designated campsites
- Available in Grand Junction and Fruita: lodging, restaurants and shops
Directions: From Grand Junction to Loma boat launch: travel west on I-70 past Fruita and take exit 15. Turn left to travel south on 13 Road/US-50/Highway 139. After crossing over I-70, immediately turn left onto the gravel road. The parking area will be on the left.