• Date - 07/04/2020
  • Elevation - 5,900'
  • Route - Liberty Cap Trail
  • Miles - 3.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,100'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Not Applicable


Independence Day weekend found me in Grand Junction, Colorado, visiting my oldest daughter.  On the morning of the Fourth of July I decided to make a quick hike up to Liberty Cap.  The ladder was not there on the summit cap, so summiting requires you to use the cut-out foot holds and a couple of pieces of rebar sticking out of the round Liberty Cap mound.  Getting up is easy; however, down-climbing is a bit more challenging.  Anyway, my wife and I spent the weekend with my daughter and also ventured to Marble, Colorado, and the Crystal Mill, which my wife checked off her bucket list.


Liberty Cap from the trailhead.ViewsViewsLizardLiberty CapSummit PhotoGrand Junction, ColoradoMy FJ Cruiser at the Crystal Mill.James and TaylorRebecca and James