Coal Canyon

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Location Palisade, CO
Rating Moderate,
Length 10.4mi
Time 3 to 4hrs

Vehicle Types


Fun wash climbs to a high overlook of Palisade.

Coal Canyon is a popular multi-use recreation area because it’s close to Grand Junction and provides equestrian and hiking access to the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area. Our route follows a wash, then climbs to a high overlook of Palisade. Northwest of Waypoint 03, the trail continues in the wash, narrows, and eventually dead-ends. Some camping is available. Motorized vehicles must stay on designated routes at all times. Yield to non-motorized traffic and livestock. Closed Dec. thru May to protect wildlife.


Trail Ratings Defined

Moderate. Mostly smooth with short rocky sections when crossing the wash. Steep climb to overlook is moderate with some loose rock. Other sidetrails in area can be more challenging. Stock, 4WD, high-clearance SUVs can do it. Not recommended for oversize vehicles.





3 to 4hrs

High Point

6,300 ft

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(970) 244-3000Grand Junction BLM Field Office.

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