Rattlesnake Arches Jeep Trail

Total Miles
15.4

Elevation

2147.38 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall

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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.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

3

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.