The hike described here starts at the Pollock Canyon Trailhead, but as mentioned above you can also begin at Rattlesnake Arches Trailhead. Unfortunately a 4WD vehicle is required to reach Rattlesnake Arches Trailhead, but if this is not a problem I suggest you begin there. The hike from Rattlesnake Arches Trailhead to all the major points of interest and back is only 5.2 miles, whereas if you begin at Pollock Canyon Trailhead your hike will be 12.7 miles long. This is a very hot hike with no reliable water along the way, and the extra 7.5 miles of walking might be stretching the limit for some people. The season is also important in choosing your trailhead.
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Directions to: Rattlesnake Archesprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Grand Junction|
|Elevation Gain||1,520 ft|
|Skill Level||Easy, well marked trail.|
|Season||Spring, summer, fall. This trail is very hot during the summer with no reliable water along the way. Winter hiking is feasible during years of light snowfall.|
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