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Soda Canyon Overlook Trail

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 2.5 (4)

A smooth dirt path along the mesa top, ending in impressive views of Soda Canyon and Balcony House.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

6,852' 2,088 m

High

6,811' 2,076 m

Low

32' 10 m

Up

63' 19 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views

Family Friendly Flat terrain, a manageable length, and gorgeous views of ancient cliff dwelling make this trail a wonderful option for families with children.

Description

The Soda Canyon Overlook Trail provides visitors with beautiful scenery of many forms. Starting at the trailhead off Mesa Top Ruins Rd., the trail remains flat, traveling near the canyon rim through stands of vibrant gamble oak and Utah juniper before reaching a series of canyon overlooks.

Gaze out from multiple overlooks at the surrounding terrain, and keep your eyes peeled for the Balcony House cliff dwelling located to the southwest.

This trail does not offer much shade, so it's imperative for visitors to bring plenty of sunscreen and water, especially during the hot summer months.

Flora & Fauna

Utah juniper, gambel oak, yucca, and sagebrush are abundant along the trail.

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Hunter R

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  2.5 from 4 votes

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Soda Canyon
Oct 1, 2015 near Towaoc, CO
View of Balcony House from the Soda Canyon Overlook Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Towaoc, CO

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Sep 21, 2020
Gosia Lieske
1.3mi — 0h 30m
Sep 17, 2020
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Aug 23, 2020
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Jun 30, 2020
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Jun 28, 2020
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Oct 5, 2019
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Aug 16, 2019
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Jul 14, 2019
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