Peak(s):  Rattlesnake Arches
Date Posted:  02/27/2017
Date Climbed:   02/21/2017
Author:  tomcat32
 Hiking Rattlesnake Canyon Arches   

Rattlesnake Canyon by Fruita has been on my list of places to check out and last week I finally made the trip. I highly recommend the area. It's only about 15 miles from Utah and looks very much like Utah with its striated red rock, canyons, and arches. In fact, the Rattlesnake Arches are the densest cluster of arches in the US outside of Arches National Park. A great place to visit for those looking for some desert features without leaving Colorado or a good destination in the offseason for those deterred by snow. I have the full trip report and many photos at my blog link below.

http://tomcatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2017/02/hiking-rattlesnake-canyon-arches.html



Comments or Questions
Jay521
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Interesting...
02/27/2017 15:12
I don't often follow external links to TR's but I make an exception to that with yours. This is a particularly interesting one as I have become more fascinated with towers, alcoves and arches. Guess I'm gonna have to find an excuse to go to Fruita!


tomcat32
Thanks
02/27/2017 15:53
I appreciate the following and am glad you enjoy my posts.


domanico
Good pics
02/28/2017 13:23
Thanks for all the visual references! Actually planning to hike in the canyon this weekend. I never hear much about this area. I don't think many people are aware this spectacular cluster of arches exists right here in Colorado.


briantony1
Great hike around fruits!!
03/04/2017 15:47
This is a great Arches Hike. Access is interesting since the 4x4 trail needs dry condition, or a long hike in. A fun loop hike with multiple arches.



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