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Flume Canyon Trail (F1)

Intermediate

Trail

4.8 mile 7.7 kilometer loop
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 504' 154 m
Descent: -504' -153 m
High: 4,962' 1,512 m
Low: 4,494' 1,370 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by John Scalese

A relatively flat run that takes runners through the bottom of a nice canyon bottom walled in by sandstone cliffs.

John Scalese

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This is a great run for all to enjoy. The trail features good footing, trail diversity, spring wildflowers, lizards, maybe a desert bighorn....and sandstone walls to check out.

Need to Know

Bring plenty of water as this area can be hot and dry in the summer months. The footing is generally great.

Runner Notes

There is some trail braiding near the parking area. I've always found the braids to reconnect. But pay attention!

Description

From the Pollock Bench Trailhead, follow the F1 signage left from the parking area. Stay on the trail and simply enjoy. Runners will find some trail braiding, but it all reconnects. The signage is very good. The trail winds around and up and down gently through Flume Canyon.

You can choose to run the loop either direction. The following is for running in a counterclockwise direction. Be sure to stay left the intersection with Trail F2 about 1.75 miles in (taking F2 leads to a longer option that connects to the Pollock Bench P1 trail, which allows a longer run back to the parking lot).

Another .75 miles (approximately) brings runners to the junction with the D1 - Devils Canyon junction. Stay left here and follow F1 toward the parking (D1 will bring runners into the Devils Canyon area; a link-up will be longer and involve dirt road time).

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of spring wildflowers. You'll definitely see a variety of smaller lizards. Maybe some desert bighorn. Mountain lions are a possibility.

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May 27, 2019
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  3.9 from 10 votes

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#367

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Excellent scenery for breaktime!
Jul 5, 2017 near Fruita, CO

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