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Misa2x  Sucess!

Misa

I did it 2x - one in the winter with snow and once in the summer. Steep trail, incredible views....
Posted Jun 8, 2013 1:15 pm

Jeremy HakesAwesome trail!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Jeremy Hakes

With Erin.
Posted May 29, 2013 11:58 pm

adunn101Great for Sunsets  Sucess!

adunn101

I climb at least twice a year, I love Mount Garfield. There are wonderful route coming up the backside too that are less strenuous. Best time up: 35min
Posted Apr 22, 2012 12:54 pm

Liba Kopeckovaa great hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

Liba Kopeckova

great hike with my son, brother and Duchess. Reached the summit when it was dark and had great night views over Grand Junction area.
5/28/13 - 2x more, fun and short hike (only 2 miles, 2000 feet one way = 4 miles total), nice outing again with my son (CMU student at GJ) and Duchess
Posted Jan 29, 2012 8:07 am

chicagotransplantMount Garfield Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

chicagotransplant

Nice trail and views! Although even at 11am in late April this was a warm hike, definitely wouldn't want to climb this one on a summer afternoon.
Posted Apr 26, 2010 10:24 am

blueshadeGreat little trail  Sucess!

blueshade

Great little trail, short but steep. Nice elevation gain for getting ready for bigger mountains. Little hard on the knees coming down, but the experience and views are worth the pain!
Posted Apr 21, 2010 12:42 pm

edevartCopper Cabra  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2010

edevart

Great steep but short jaunt. Fantastic views. Encountered a miniature horse near the summit. Strange.
Posted Apr 4, 2010 11:30 pm

dakotaconcreteMt. Garfield  Sucess!

dakotaconcrete

All around wonderful mountain packed with exciting formations and breath-taking (literally) approaches! I've utilized mt. garfield for the past six months as a conditioning tool and have developed a healthy respect for its numerous different and interesting approaches. I recommend trying one of the many many many different alternate routes that exist!
Posted May 28, 2009 4:20 am

KieferStandard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2009

Kiefer

2,000ft in 2 miles. It'll definately get you sweating. Especially when it's 80 frickin degrees out!
From the summit, I can see why they're called the Book Cliffs. Beautiful views of the Grand Valley.
Posted May 7, 2009 1:46 am

Brian KaletClimbed Twice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

Brian Kalet

9/2/2008
2/21/2009
Posted Sep 3, 2008 12:44 pm

kavakMt Garfield Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 1998

kavak

Climbed this with my youngest son. He wasn't in the right frame of mind when we first started but I believe he enjoyed it as much as I did at the end. Tremendous views! They were replacing the flag while we were on the summit. They told us the pole commemorated Vietnam Veterans of the Grand Junction area.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 9:53 am

Larry VAnother summit with Dad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2006

Larry V

Climbed with my 83-year-old dad, and sister on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Wow, what views!!!
Posted Oct 5, 2006 3:44 am

Bob SihlerGarfield  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2006

Bob Sihler

Fresh snow from the night before made the hike even more scenic than it normally must be. The weather, time of year, and the fact that I hiked early on a weekday meant I had the mountain all to myself the entire time.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 2:45 am

seth@LOKIMount Mars  Sucess!

seth@LOKI

I think we should rename Mount G to Mount Mars as it looks like something more from the red planet that our own. Just a thought. I'm full of them. It is steep. good training for Denali with mucho weight on!
Posted Aug 17, 2006 6:57 am

csmcgranahanMid-week solo summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2006

csmcgranahan

Had the summit to myself on an overcast Tuesday afternoon. Was in Grand Junction for work in the morning. Spent two hours roundtrip. I didn't realize that about 2/3 of the elevation is gained before the one mile mark! It was tough on the toes coming down.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 4:22 am

Dow WilliamsRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: October 12, 2005  Sucess!

Dow Williams

Did the 2000' to summit in under 45 minutes. Noted my exact time in the summit register, might have been right at 40 minutes, can't remember. I assume there is a trail race on this mountain every year, if not, there should be. Observed some horses, maybe wild, maybe not, on a grassy plateau half way up. Cheers.
Posted Oct 31, 2005 12:02 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: October 12, 2005

Liba Kopeckova

Dow, that area (and especially Main Canyon little further up east) is famous for spotting wild mustangs.
Posted May 30, 2013 7:57 am

kylerlottRoute Climbed: Mt. Garfield Trail Date Climbed: Multiple dates  Sucess!

kylerlott

Climbed Mt. Garfield a number of times. It is very challenging for a two mile hike with 2000 feet of elevation gain. Very good training hike for higher mountains or just to keep you in shape. What happened to the flag this year?
Posted Jul 25, 2005 5:22 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: Mt. Garfield Trail Date Climbed: 12 Nov 2004  Sucess!

bc44caesar

Tough hike, nice view at top.
Posted Nov 14, 2004 12:06 am

ScottGarfield  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011

Scott

March 16 2012

I gave a slideshow in Vernal the evening of the 15th and then had to be in Palisade the next night. On the way between Vernal and Palisade Kimberly and I stopped at Fourmile Draw in Canyon Pintado. We hiked the supposed two mile (according to some sources; we believe the loop is shorter) loop past the pictographs and petroglyphs.

After Fourmile Draw we headed to Palisade. We still had time to climb Mount Garfield.

It was really windy, but we made the climb anyway. It was almost hot climbing up the mountain and we made our way rather quickly to the summit. After enjoying the fine views, we returned down the mountain. I didn’t bring trekking poles, so the very steep climb down was very slippery.

March 27 2011

Today I hiked Mount Garfield after church in Grand Junction. It was raining, but after church it cleared and I set off up the mountain. It’s a fairly steep, but easy climb with nice views.

Once at the summit, instead of following the standard trail down, I followed the ridge east over several other minor summits before heading back down to the trailhead.

October 13 2001

I climbed Mount Garfield with my pregnant wife. We saw some wild horses and enjoyed the nice views.
Posted Oct 2, 2003 1:28 pm

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