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Vogel Canyon

1420 E 3rd St, La Junta, CO 81050-2005
+1 719-384-2181
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Not your typical Colorado hike, but worthwhile

There are several trail options at Vogel Canyon, and we opted for the 1.75 mile hike. The trail... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Karen C
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Denver, Colorado
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Located 14.5 south of La Junta on Rt 109l, I found this canyon made up of beautiful sandstone... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Pierre S
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Topeka, Kansas
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A canyon in the Comanche National Grasslands with excellent petroglyphs.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
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1420 E 3rd St, La Junta, CO 81050-2005
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

There are several trail options at Vogel Canyon, and we opted for the 1.75 mile hike. The trail winds through a very shallow canyon, so don't let the name fool you. However, the terrain has its own beauty, and after visiting Bent's Fort and learning...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Located 14.5 south of La Junta on Rt 109l, I found this canyon made up of beautiful sandstone, spattered with pinon pine and shortgrass prairie. I was particularly impressed with the quietness, beauty, and solitude along with the absence of jet trails. During my hike,...More

Thank Pierre S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went to Vogel Canyon hoping to see an amazing change of scenery after the miles of sage brush and to get some exercise. Is it a canyon? A canyon is a deep ravine between cliffs. I wouldn't call it a deep ravine....not sure I...More

Thank CampCook_93
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We drove from La Junta, CO south on 109 and found the drive quiet, peaceful and largely isolated. It was not real hot that day so it was a pretty perfect day for a hike. We turned off the highway and drove further back into...More

Thank Naomi M
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Vogel Canyon is easy to access and has two great hiking trails that take you into the canyon. If you like geology, wildlife and beautiful scenery, this place is for you!

Thank Samantha E
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Every time out family gets together we have a picnic out at Vogel. This place is about 15-20 miles south of La Junta, CO on Highway 109. One needs to be on the lookout for snakes in the summer but it's a nice hike with...More

Thank Shanna R
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Nice hike ! Go see how Indians lived. Look for the Petroglyphs ! Fairly easy hike.. Not difficult at all, and not a long hike.. BRING WATER. Can be hot and dry. Pretty area and very, very quiet. Great place to "find yourself." Peaceful. Good...More

Thank Blake S
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

This is a short hike to the petroglyphs. We were there on a hot day in May and it was pretty warm for the young children. Parts of the trail were covered by tumbleweeds but we were able to find our way fairly easily. Definitely...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I took a friend from Europe here to visit. We marveled at the quietness that it's hard to find anywhere but far away from civilization, out on the open prairie. My friend lingered for a long time just looking out over the grasslands. The petroglyphs...More

Thank AdventurousByNature
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We found this place a little confusing. We thought we were on one trail, but we hiked to a sign that said the names of two other trails and had distances farther than we expected to have to go according to how we read the...More

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