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Snook's Bottom, CO

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 1.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,496 feet
Elevation Gain -33 feet
Accumulated Gain 27 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.24
Backpack No
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1  2020-04-23 PaleoRob
Author PaleoRob
author avatar Guides 168
Routes 223
Photos 5,972
Trips 1,090 map ( 2,430 miles )
Age 40 Male Gender
Location Grand Junction, CO
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Mar → Any
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  4:49am - 7:45pm
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A quick way to move your bottom
by PaleoRob

This quick hike circles a pond named for early Fruita resident Billy Snook, who had something of a colorful life (shot a horse thief, multiple wives, etc.). This trail is quick and easy for visitors and locals alike.

The hike starts at the parking area and descends a slight hill to a fork. The counter-clockwise loop is paved for the first half, making it wheelchair accessible. There is also a fishing dock and folks will often be seen casting throughout the spring and summer. A portable toilet sits at the base of the parking lot hill as well, providing the only restroom in the hiking area.

The trail itself is uncomplicated and easy to follow. The south side of the trail is not paved and can be muddy after rains, so avoid it when it is wet. The Morrison Formation, which makes up Opal Hill to the south (also accessible from the same trailhead) turns to nasty, sticky clay when wet. If you can avoid walking through wet Morrison you definitely should.

Not allowed.

As of this writing, swimming is not allowed but human-powered watercraft are allowed on the lake. There is also a disc golf course that is accessible from this point if you are interested in that.

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2020-05-11 PaleoRob
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Fruita, head south on CO-340. Cross the Colorado River and make a right onto King's View Road. Follow this road through the small neighborhood. At a sharp left turn, the pavement ends and there is an intersection. Turn right at this intersection and follow the good gravel road to the parking lot at the end.
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