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McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area

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Gems in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area - 1

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gem Favorite Span from above

Rattlesnake Arch

(5) Loma, CO

Recommended Routes in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area - 8

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Favorite Cedar arch (or First Arch). The scramble goes up the middle.
Difficult

Rattlesnake Arches and Pollock Bench

16.4 mi 26.4 km 2,587' Up 788.61 m Up 2,588' Down 788.68 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite Running back at sunset with Phantom Spire in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

The Cabin Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km 798' Up 243.3 m Up 794' Down 241.91 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite The Colorado River winds its way through the desert sandstone.
Intermediate

Rabbit’s Ear

6.1 mi 9.8 km 792' Up 241.34 m Up 792' Down 241.47 m Down

Loma, CO
Favorite Overlooking Castle Valley, UT
Intermediate

Desert RATS Kokopelli 150

143.4 mi 230.8 km 15,016' Up 4577 m Up 15,507' Down 4726.67 m Down

Loma, CO
Favorite First views of the Colorado River running Joufla's Loop clockwise
Intermediate

Jouflas Loop

7.8 mi 12.6 km 644' Up 196.26 m Up 641' Down 195.49 m Down

Loma, CO
Favorite Excellent scenery for breaktime!
Intermediate

Flume Canyon Trail (F1)

4.8 mi 7.7 km 504' Up 153.6 m Up 504' Down 153.48 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite Looking downstream at the Colorado River.
Easy

Rustler's Loop

3.7 mi 6.0 km 387' Up 118.04 m Up 425' Down 129.69 m Down

Loma, CO
Favorite Overlooking Castle Valley, UT
Difficult

Kokopelli Trail

139.3 mi 224.1 km 14,234' Up 4338.65 m Up 14,706' Down 4482.51 m Down

Loma, CO

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area Running

  • 469 Miles 754 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 23 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area - 36

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5.1 mi 8.2 km #1P1 - Pollock Bench Trail
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
6.1 mi 9.8 km #2Western Rim
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
6.1 mi 9.9 km #3Rattlesnake Canyon Arches Trail - R1
Difficult
Loma, CO
Difficult
Loma, CO
3.8 mi 6.2 km #4Horsethief Bench Loop
Intermediate
Loma, CO
Intermediate
Loma, CO
3.3 mi 5.3 km #5Steve's Loop
Intermediate
Loma, CO
Intermediate
Loma, CO
4.9 mi 7.8 km #6D3 - Devils Canyon Loop
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7Devils Canyon D5 Trail
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
4.6 mi 7.4 km #8Moore Fun
Difficult
Loma, CO
Difficult
Loma, CO
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9D4 - Devils Canyon
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
5.6 mi 9.0 km #10Mary's Loop
Intermediate
Loma, CO
Intermediate
Loma, CO

Photos of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area - 50

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Beautiful desert running over the Colorado River on Horsethief Bench. Photo: Michelle Smith. Runner: Jordan Fields
May 2, 2016 near Loma, CO
Cedar arch (or First Arch). The scramble goes up the middle.
Nov 1, 2015 near Loma, CO
Rattlesnake Arch
Nov 1, 2015 near Loma, CO
Span from above
Nov 20, 2015 near Loma, CO
Running back at sunset with Phantom Spire in the distance.
Jul 17, 2015 near Fruita, CO
Rattlesnake Canyon
Nov 1, 2015 near Loma, CO
This is a great trail running around the rim of the canyon.
Oct 29, 2016 near Loma, CO
View from the road down to the TH.
Feb 10, 2021 near Loma, CO