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Little Dolores Canyon

1 Review
Location Grand Junction, CO
Rating Easy,
Length 26mi
Time 4 to 5hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

A remote in-and-out route with overlooks of Kings Canyon and Little Dolores Canyon.

Remote in-and-out route with overlooks of Kings Canyon and Little Dolores Canyon. Add to that a trip through spectacular Colorado National Monument (fee area) and you are in for a full day of scenic views. Good dispersed camping along the
trail. Unlicensed vehicles can stage at the intersection just before the start. To explore more, continue east on DS Road to the Dolores Triangle in Utah.

Rating

Easy
Trail Ratings Defined

Easy. Variety of conditions from graded roads to narrow, rutted and sandy roads. Steep in a few places with small rocky ledges. Do not attempt if wet.

Stats

Length

26mi

Time

4 to 5hrs

High Point

7,270ft

Best Time To Go

May-Oct

Current Conditions

Free GPS download

Trail Updates

03/08/2020
Submitted by Steve
I only drove 3.5 miles of the 26-mile round trip, turned around and headed back as I was on my own. The road was fairly (deep) muddy/wet in spots and had snow spread throughout. I’d have completed it if I had not been on my own and was with another vehicle. There were places I could’ve easily gotten stuck, and if I had, I had no winch or no one to help. I drive a stock 2003 Toyota 4Runner and used 4WD quite a bit. I think in about another month it should be prime time. NOTE: Was initially a challenge to find the road, as it had no signs/mini-signs of any sort identifying it as the road start. But fortunately, the directions in the published book were very good.

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Steven Richard Black says

I drove only 3.5 miles of the 26RT this past Sunday 3/8/2020, but turned around and headed back as I was on my own. The road was fairly (deep) muddy/wet in spots and had snow spread throughout. I'd have completed it if I had not been on my own and was with another vehicle. There were places I could've easily gotten stuck, and if I had, I had no winch or no one to help. I've a stock 2003 Toyota 4Runner and used 4WD quite a bit. I think in about another month it should be prime time. NOTE: Was initially a challenge to find the road, as it had no signs/mini-signs of any sort identifying it as the road start. But fortunately the directions in the published book were very good. Steve Black Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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