I was working in Grand Junction, Colorado, and stumbled on this short hike right outside of town in the Colorado National Monument. It had been exactly two years since I had an assignment in Grand Junction, Colorado, and I generally hike to Mount Garfield. However, there wasn't enough light in the day to drive out there, hike a couple thousand feet, and get back down with out spending a lot of time in the dark. Liberty Cap ended up being a reasonable alternative that I enjoyed a lot.
When I reached the trailhead, I was simply planning on hiking and trail running for around an hour. As it turns out, I had just enough time to reach Liberty Cap and get back down without being in the dark too long. This is a fun, steep trail that allows you some great scenery and views of the surrounding area. I was able to round trip the hike in just under an hour. I liked it so much, I went back two nights later. I didn't have my camera on either of these two trips, but I brought it the following week and took a few photos.