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Hike To 1st Waterfall in No Thoroughfare Canyon Then Play In Devil's Kitchen

PLEASE DO NOT RSVP UNLESS YOU ARE ATTENDING. As in all hikes in the Colorado National Monument, dogs are not permitted. If you have a park entry card, please bring it with you. All information regarding this hike is from gjhikes.com, The Best Grand Junction Hikes (Western Slope Group, CMC) and the NPS's Colorado National Monument brochure.

No Thoroughfare provides a canyon experience and contains more than nine miles of winding sandstone walls, intermixed with two prominent Pre-cambrian age waterfalls.

This trail also holds the title of being the Colorado National Monument’s longest canyon. No Thoroughfare measures approximately eight and a half miles (one-way)and provides a primeval experience. 

Today's hike will be an out and back and will be approx. 6 miles with a 600' elevation gain. 

This hike is rated by the gj hikes guy as moderate due to some steep sections.

We will be hiking along the frozen stream bed to the 1st pool then to the 1st waterfall so make sure you wear some ice grippers like YakTrax or Kahtoola Micro-spikes &/or bring your hiking poles.


What To Bring: 

• sturdy insulated and waterproof hiking boots/shoes

• gaiters

• Ice grippers like YakTrax or Kahtoola MicroSpikes

• plenty of water

 hiking/trekking/ski poles

• light lunch/snack

• sunscreen

• camera

Donna King (973)[masked]

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  • Donna K

    We had a great hike. Thank you EVERYONE! It's the people who made this so enjoyable.

    January 30, 2014

  • Dan F.

    Nancy and I will meet you at the trailhead inside CNM just uphill and left of the east entry kiosk after parking uphill at the circle drive picnic area.

    January 29, 2014

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