Coal Canyon

4.9/5 (11 reviews)
Coal Canyon is a one of a kind trail that takes you to an incredible viewpoint on the very edge of the Bookcliffs high above the town of Palisade, Colorado. With several different routes and viewpoints, you will be at a loss for words at the picturesque views of the Grand Valley. Don't forget to che... Read More
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Highlights of Coal Canyon

Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
6210 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
05/01 - 11/30
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Coal Canyon
Nearest Town
Palisade
Nearest Services
Palisade
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Grand Junction Field Office

Overview

Coal Canyon is a one of a kind trail that takes you to an incredible viewpoint on the very edge of the Bookcliffs high above the town of Palisade, Colorado. With several different routes and viewpoints, you will be at a loss for words at the picturesque views of the Grand Valley. Don't forget to check out the many different coal seams paralleling your route through the wash on your way up to the Bookcliff edge. Several side trails can be explored and offer plenty of recreation opportunities including hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. This trail is located in the southern portion of the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area, and it is not uncommon to see wild horses roaming around. This trail is ideal for any 4wd vehicle in dry conditions but can become extremely treacherous and impassible when wet. This trail is seasonally closed each winter to protect wildlife.

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