Coal Canyon Trailhead

TRAIL
LENGTH
DIFFICULTY
Main Canyon
5
Easy
YCC
4.25
Difficult
Lane Gulch
3.7
Intermediate
Spring Creek
4.5
Difficult
Round Mountain
1.75
Difficult
Cottonwood
3.4
Intermediate
Crazy Ed
1
Easy
Hoodoo
4.5
Difficult
Coal Canyon
3
Easy
Ute
15
Intermediate

 Season Dates: Year round

 Fees: None

Site Overview: This trailhead provides access to the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area and Little Bookcliffs Wilderness Study Area via Coal Canyon and Main Canyon. This area is a good place to see wild horses during the winter months.

NOTE:  From December 1 - May 30 Coal Canyon is closed to motorized travel past the trailhead. To the right of the locked gate there is a pass-through for use by hikers and horseback riders which are permitted year round.

Brochures: Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range

Directions:   From Grand Junction take I-70 east to the Cameo exit (exit 45), cross the Colorado River and drive through the Public Service power plant. Stay on the main road.  The road will veer westward for approximately 1.5 miles where you will come to a very obvious parking area. 

Contact Information: Grand Junction Field Office 970-244-3000

Activities:

 Horseback RidingHiking

Facilities:

None


Main Canyon


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Little Bookcliffs Wilderness Study Area        HikingHorseback Riding

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