Rattlesnake Arches

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Grand Junction, Colorado (Mesa County)
Last Updated: 05/17/2022

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Highlight: Rattlesnake Arches
Riding along the top of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Arches is an easy off-road trail surrounded by protected wilderness. Taking this trail gives you spectacular views of the canyons off to the left and right while traveling toward the hiking trails in Pollock Canyon and Rattlesnake Canyon. This area is known as the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, where the canyons are upwards of 400 feet deep in places. The area contains the second largest collection of arches in the National Park System, many easily accessible. This trail requires that you take Black Ridge Upper Road or Black Ridge Lower Road to get to the trailhead and combining these trails makes for a good half-day of driving through beautiful desert scenery.
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