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Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area

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Address: Fruita, CO
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A high altitude area ideal for biking and hiking.

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Rattlesnake arches

Love love love💚💜⛺️🚙💨 this place is very remote! Take lots and lots of water. It took three attempts to get to the trail head. It takes major 4wheel dr. Two hrs to the trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2015
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hiked in the short way on the lower bench road. We parked two miles from the trail head due to large rocks and holes in the road. We biked in the last two miles to the trailhead. We hiked in the half mile to the junction. At the trail junction GO DOWN! Do not stay up on top. Do... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Love love love💚💜⛺️🚙💨 this place is very remote! Take lots and lots of water. It took three attempts to get to the trail head. It takes major 4wheel dr. Two hrs to the trail head & 3 hour hike in & out.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

We've done (or almost done) this trip "both ways." Our first attempt was to follow the Pollock Bench trail (so aptly described by ColoradoBen1). This is a looooooooooong trip. As he correctly comments, you're going up and down and across multiple canyons / arroyos on your way to the "primary" trail that takes you to the arches. At one point... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is a great destination to "get away from it all" -- but it is NOT a casual hike. From this approach, it is a 14-16 mile roundtrip (depends on how comfortable one is ascending through Cedar (also known as Rainbow) Arch to make the "arch loop" or not. So -- to have a good time, planning is pretty darn... More 

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