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Liberty Cap Trail

Wildwood Drive Grand Junction, CO 81507
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Trail ascends steeply for 2 miles from the Grand Valley floor to Liberty Cap rock sculpture. Trail winds across gently sloping Monument Mesa through pinyon-juniper forest and sagebrush flats for the final 5.0 miles (8.0 km).

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Directions:
Three access points: (1) from the west entrance, turn right onto Highway 340 (going east); continue 6.5 miles (10.5 km) and turn right at the light on South Broadway; go 1.2 miles (1.9 km) and turn left onto Wildwood Drive; from Wildwood Drive, go 0.5 miles (0.8 km); watch closely for a brown trailhead sign on the right at what appears to be driveway; turn down this road to the trailhead, (2) from the east entrance, proceed north on Monument Road 0.6 miles (1.0 km); turn left on South Camp Road; drive 2.6 miles (4.2 km) to its junction with South Broadway; turn left and go 0.5 miles (0.8 km); turn left onto Wildwood Drive and go 0.5 miles (0.8 km); watch closely for a brown trailhead sign on the right at what appears to be driveway; turn down this road to the trailhead, and (3) from the Saddlehorn Visitor Center, turn left onto Rim Rock Drive and drive 6.4 miles (10.3 km) to the trailhead on the left. The first two access points are shared with Ute Canyon Trail and Corkscrew Trail. Number (3) access point is shared with Black Ridge Trail.
Activities: Hiking/Nature Trails
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking/Trailhead Description: Three access points: Wildwood Dr (2) and Rim Rock Drive
Trail Length: 7.0 miles one way
Location: Colorado National Monument (within 5 mi.)
Time to Experience: Half day