Rattle Snake Canyon

Total Miles
10.9

Elevation

2127.04 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

summer, spring

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Trail Overview

Fairly easy trail, the majority of the trail is dirt. There is one section of the trail that is gravel but then turns back into dirt. The trail is on the backside of the Colorado National Monument. During the trail, you will encounter some ruts caused by vehicles when the trail has been wet. The ruts are deep and would not recommend driving through the ruts unless you have a high clearance vehicle. The ruts do have an alternate route, so you will not encounter any issues. Be aware that you will encounter wildlife out on the trail and other explorers, so use caution when going around corners that you can not see around. The trail in itself is beautiful, it would be a perfect quick off-road adventure with the family. The trail is 11 miles one way. At the end of the trail, there are hiking trails, bicycle trails, and horse trails in and around the canyon. The longest hiking trail is 14 miles long, so if you are going hiking, bring food, water, first aid kit. This is a remote trail so plan accordingly, in the event you do require a rescue, it could take awhile to get to you. There is phone service out there with AT&T and Verizon. There is no water or restroom services so be prepared.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

1