Escalante Canyon

Escalante Canyon (Delta, CO)

Escalante Canyon is a nice easy drive that takes off from US 50 just north of Delta, CO. The scope of this trail writeup starts at the highway and ends at Escalante Forks, where there is a Y-intersection to the Love Mesa and Palmer Gulch trails.

The entire length of this section of road is maintained and easily traveled by any vehicle. From the highway the road quickly drops down and crosses the Gunnison River. After crossing the bridge, the road crosses private property for a few miles before finally reaching public lands. There are a number of marked campsites along this section of the road.

While this trail offers no obstacles, the scenery in the canyon is great and there are a few old historical houses to check out. The first one is the Walker Cabin which was built in 1911 by Harry Walker. A little further up the road you will reach the cabin built by Captain Henry A. Smith against a large rock slab. Take your time to explore these structures.

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GPS Tracks for Escalante Canyon

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This page last updated: 6/19/2009