Flaming Rock

Start

10:45

Duration

0d 3h 45m

Distance

7.5 miles

Min Elevation

6,500 feet

Journal

The City of Rocks has over 22 miles of trails. We put our own together by combining several, winding up with a more than seven mile “figure eight” loop. We departed at the Flaming Rock trailhead near our campsite (#22) and ended at the Box Top trailhead.

The Bumble Trail was our first leg which passed Lost Arrow and later, Lady J rocks. Then we took the Striped Rock Loop past Bread Loaves and Stripe Rock to Site 18 where we rested and snacked in the shade of the climbing wall. Groves of golden aspen dotted the valley along the way.

We soon picked up the Geo Watt trail on the far side of the valley and crossed our original track, then back through a cattle gate to Box Top rock along, you guessed it, the Box Top trail. The last half mile leg on the City of Rock road took us back to our campsite.

Gear and supplies

His Gear

  • Easton CTR 60 Trekking Poles

Her Gear

  • Easton ATR-75 Ion Trekking Poles
  • Merrill Moab Ventilator shoes

Water

  • 2 Liters

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