• Date - 08/22/2012
  • Elevation - 5,900'
  • Route - Liberty Cap Trail
  • Miles - 3.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,100'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Not Applicable


After hiking Mount Garfield on Monday evening and then mountain biking in Fruita, Colorado, on Tuesday, I made a quick jaunt up Liberty Cap in the Colorado National Monument on Wednesday night.  This is a great short hike that takes you near the top of the monument.  I was surprised to see the iron ladder that allowed easier access to the top of Liberty Cap had been removed.  I was still able to make the summit, but the down climb was a bit tricky.


Liberty Cap from the trailhead.Liberty Cap on the hike.Colorado National MonumentGrand Junction, ColoradoLiberty CapViewsSummit Photo