Coon Hollow

Total Miles
8.6

Elevation

2,172.00 ft

Duration

3.5 Hours

Technical Rating

8

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Enjoy this relatively quiet trail that starts by crossing washes and travels through a canyon. You will then begin a steep climb up to a ridge with great views of South Shale Ridge and Twin Peaks. Continue on to the saddle, and then take in the beautiful views of Grand Junction and Battlement Mesa. Avoid eroded sections of the trail by taking the washes. Open all year, except for weather closures.

Photos of Coon Hollow

Coon Hollow
Coon Hollow

Difficulty

Difficult. Steep, rocky and narrow in places, but no major obstacles. Cross one deep, rocky wash that can increase in difficulty after a rainstorm. One very tippy spot on a hillside. Not for oversized vehicles.

Technical Rating

8

Status Reports

David Loo
Mar 28, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Could only go halfway due to time constraints. Good condition, creek/wash crossings were dry.

Access Description

Get off I-70 at De Beque, Exit 62. From gas station head north on Roan Creek Road, C.R. 45, over river for 0.5 mile. Turn left on 4th St., then left again on Minter Ave. At 1.3 miles, turn right on unpaved road V 2/10. Follow road west for another 3.3 miles to start of trail at Y intersection.

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