1.75 Mile Hike (One Way) On What Was The Main Road Until 1950; Beautiful Red Rock Scenery
A hike that once was known as "The Crookedest Road In The World" ... The Serpents Trail is a relatively easy hike (1.75 miles one way) near the west entrance in Colorado National Monument.
It would be an excellent hiking choice for those in Grand Junction who want a quick hike or desire to exercise.
The trail is wider than usual being that it was once a road, and it provides great views of red rock structures,
nearby canyons and the city of Grand Junction. Below are my photos and videos of my hike.
You'll certainly notice this odd-shaped rock beside the trail. It should have its own name. :)
The Serpents Trail twists and turns in about 20 switchbacks.
At a higher overlook, this is the view of Rim Rock Drive. The steep vertical cliff at the edge was quite unnerving.
I got close to the edge and hung my camera out to photograph the straight vertical drop. Eeesh!
Video #3 shows more of the scenery from this spot.
The trail goes over the tunnel and finishes at a sharp switchback for Rim Rock Drive.
It can be feel anti-climatic to arrive to see park vistiors driving noisy
cars and trucks on the paved road, but hey,
the Serpents Trail was the old road after all.
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