Devils Canyon Trailhead to K1 Trail and Base of Kodels Canyon; Orange Rock Scenery; Return on K7 Trail
Western Colorado Canyons and Trails Kodels Canyon is the first major canyon outside of
Colorado National Monument in Fruita, Colorado.
It is part of a trails system for three successive canyons: Kodels Canyon,
Devils Canyon and Flume Canyon.
On this sunny morning in March, I hiked much of the K1 trail -- beginning at the Devils Canyon Trailhead --
then I went a short distance in Kodels Canyon before returning in a loop via the K7 trail.
Not a shabby view of Kodels Canyon. So many canyons, so little time.
March 31, 2013 - From the Devils Canyon Trailhead, I hiked toward the K1 trail.
My first photo were focused on Cowboy Hat Tower to the right.
There is also Imperial Rock and the
D5 Trail that I've explored in this area.
If you like the rock formations,
here are some of my hikes and pages in Moab, Utah lately:
At an overlook, I snapped this picture of Fruita (my home) with the Book Cliffs afar. Probably the most distinct landmark in Fruita
is the grain elevator. :)
Plenty of red rock scenery along the K1 trail.
At the mouth of Kodels Canyon.
For my return route, I took the K7 trail. The trails can be confusing, but
Opal Hill (top) stood as my landmark, which is across the street from the trailhead.
If you get lost, hike toward that small mountain. :)
I also included a photo of the map at the trailhead. My route was counterclockwise.