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Cold Desert Trail
The Cold Desert trail winds through sagebrush near the Canyon Visitor Center.
½ mile loop.
Level of Difficulty
Located at the Canyon Visitor Center
Be prepared for desert hiking: Take a hat, sunscreen, and water. There is no shade on this trail.
Let someone know where you are going and when you are due back
Wear comfortable shoes, such as hiking boots or athletic shoes
Watch for cactus
Available at the monument visitor centers
Rules and Regulations
Pets are allowed on this trail but must be on a leash. Pet excrement must be collected and disposed of properly.
Carry out all trash
Collecting artifacts, fossils, plants, or other objects is prohibited
Do not feed or approach wildlife
This short, level walk provides insight into the diversity of the desert shrub community found around Dinosaur National Monument.
Last updated: October 28, 2013
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4545 Hwy 40