Trail Run Project Logo

Western Colorado

Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Gems in Western Colorado - 5

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Gems

gem Favorite Span from above

Rattlesnake Arch

(6) Loma, CO
gem Favorite Without spoiling the surprise of the Bathtub, here is the view into Monument Canyon from the location.  Just make your way, carefully to the edge to see a piece of history.

Otto's Bathtub

(8) Redlands, CO
gem Favorite Panorama of Liberty Cap during a winter sunrise. with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew

Liberty Cap

(8) Redlands, CO
gem Favorite Window Rock.

Book Cliffs View

(5) Fruita, CO
gem Favorite Coke Ovens Trail.

Coke Ovens Overlook

(5) Redlands, CO

Recommended Routes in Western Colorado - 32

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Recommended Routes

Favorite Cedar arch (or First Arch). The scramble goes up the middle.
Difficult

Rattlesnake Arches and Pollock Bench

16.4 mi 26.4 km 2,587' Up 788.61 m Up 2,588' Down 788.68 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite Monumental in Grand Junction, this is what running on the Western Slope is all about
Intermediate

Monument Canyon and Wedding Canyon

7.2 mi 11.5 km 961' Up 292.84 m Up 960' Down 292.75 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite Looking back down the spine of the initial climb. This is particularly dangerous when the trail is muddy.
Difficult

Mount Garfield Trail

3.6 mi 5.7 km 1,906' Up 580.8 m Up 1,904' Down 580.35 m Down

Palisade, CO
Favorite A glimpse of the petroglyphs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Palisade Rim Trail

8.8 mi 14.2 km 1,514' Up 461.39 m Up 1,515' Down 461.72 m Down

Palisade, CO
Favorite Black Canyon
Intermediate

North Vista Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km 1,169' Up 356.18 m Up 1,169' Down 356.24 m Down

Olathe, CO
Favorite Running the Grand Mesa Ultras
Intermediate/Difficult

Grand Mesa Crag Crest Loop

10.9 mi 17.6 km 1,521' Up 463.69 m Up 1,540' Down 469.29 m Down

Cedaredge, CO
Favorite Panorama of Liberty Cap during a winter sunrise. with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Difficult

Lower Liberty Cap Trail

3.3 mi 5.4 km 1,103' Up 336.17 m Up 1,103' Down 336.07 m Down

Redlands, CO
Favorite Running back at sunset with Phantom Spire in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

The Cabin Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km 798' Up 243.3 m Up 794' Down 241.91 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite If you are photographer, go in the early morning for beautiful orange glow. You'll also have the place to yourself!
Intermediate

Devils Kitchen

1.1 mi 1.8 km 242' Up 73.74 m Up 242' Down 73.82 m Down

Redlands, CO

Western Colorado Running

  • 2,296 Miles 3,695 Kilometers of Trail
  • 31 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 108 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 239 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 116 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Share what you know about this area!

Areas Within Western Colorado

Weather Averages


High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w/
 
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Trails in Western Colorado - 432

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Trails

13.7 mi 22.0 km #1Big Dominguez Canyon
Intermediate
Palisade, CO
Intermediate
Palisade, CO 20 
5.8 mi 9.4 km #2Monument Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fruita, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Fruita, CO 17 
20.8 mi 33.4 km #3Sidewinder Trail
Difficult
Olathe, CO
Difficult
Olathe, CO
2.6 mi 4.2 km #4Mica Mine up Ladder Canyon
Intermediate
Redlands, CO
Intermediate
Redlands, CO 15 
3.0 mi 4.8 km #5The Ribbon
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
4.5 mi 7.2 km #6Ute Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Olathe, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Olathe, CO
5.5 mi 8.8 km #7Three Forks Trail #2150
Intermediate/Difficult
Silt, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Silt, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Switchback Trail #705
Difficult
Palisade, CO
Difficult
Palisade, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km #9Ute Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Redlands, CO
Intermediate
Redlands, CO
5.1 mi 8.2 km #10P1 - Pollock Bench Trail
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
Fruita, CO

Photos of Western Colorado - 351

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Photos

A rare wild beasty!
Mar 15, 2018 near Cedaredge, CO
Beautiful desert running over the Colorado River on Horsethief Bench. Photo: Michelle Smith. Runner: Jordan Fields
May 2, 2016 near Loma, CO
There it is! The Independence Monument
Jul 31, 2016 near Fruita, CO
Running the Grand Mesa Ultras
Mar 15, 2018 near Cedaredge, CO
Soaking up the desert sun on the Eagle's Wing descent.
Jul 13, 2015 near Orchard…, CO
Window Rock.
Jul 22, 2016 near Fruita, CO
Runners on the Grand Mesa Ultras Course traversing Crag Crest
Mar 13, 2018 near Cedaredge, CO
Independence Monument.
Jul 21, 2016 near Fruita, CO