Close to Grand Junction, Coal Canyon provides easy access to multi-use recreation. This route begins in a wash and climbs to an overlook of Palisade. The trail continues in the wash, which gets narrower and eventually stops. Camping available. Please stay on trail and be respectful of hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers. Open June through November.
Get off I-70 at Cameo, Exit 46. On north side of I-70, head north on frontage road and turn left to cross river. After power station, cross canal, then stay right at 4-way intersection. Continue in canyon another 1.4 miles to large parking area with kiosk.