Rattlesnake Arches Jeep Trail

Total Miles
15.4

Elevation

2,147.38 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a mostly easy two-wheel drive dirt and gravel road. The last few miles do require a high clearance vehicle. This route is an out and back through BLM lands with lots of Pinyon and Juniper trees, open sagebrush parks, and views of beautiful red sandstone cliffs and canyons off in the distance. There is open cattle range and limited camping sites. At the end of the trail is a half-mile hike to some natural sandstone arches.

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Rattlesnake Arches Jeep Trail
Rattlesnake Arches Jeep Trail
Rattlesnake Arches Jeep Trail

Difficulty

This road is mostly very easy; however the last few miles require a high clearance vehicle as there are a few rocky sections and a few small ledges. There is one ledge that is almost 18" but with some rock stacking it would be closer to 12"; therefore it merits the #3 "easy" rating.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Nate Y
Apr 19, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Schwarz Pfaffer
Apr 13, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Trailhead leading to BLM 701 closed.
Jess B
Sep 03, 2023
SxS
Open
Normal
Matthew Brooks
May 06, 2023
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Open
Normal

Access Description

This track starts at the Glade Park Store. Founded in 1910 and the only general store in the rural Glade Park area, it's a great place to start and end the trail adventure. There is no gas in Glade Park, so fill up in Grand Junction or Fruita before heading up to Glade Park.

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