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Upper Bench Trail

  This part of Colorado is always a pleasure to visit during hiking season. It's a long drive from Montrose to Upper Bench Trail but it is a really good trail. Time to get out and breathe some fresh air, and Upper Bench Trail in Mesa County, Colorado is such a great place.
In the Uncompahgre Plateau Mountains you'll find lots of hiking trails where you can absorb the beauty of these mountains. Uncompahgre National Forest is a great location to stretch your
    legs a bit. If you came for an overnight stay T Bone Spring Campground is a splendid location to camp. Escalante Creek is a tremendous whitewater spot near Upper Bench Trail, and Divide Forks Campground is a nice local campground.
In case you donít mind getting drenched, you can always go whitewater paddling on Dolores River. Upper Bench Trail is pretty dry regularly. All through the month of August you get the most rain around here; the driest of the months is June. Summertime brings highs in the 90's to Upper Bench Trail, and all through the night it cools down to the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's while the cold winter nights at Upper Bench Trail are in the 10's. 

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These outdoors activities are available near Upper Bench Trail.
 Campgrounds Near Upper Bench Trail:
T Bone Spring Campground, Montrose County , 6 miles away
Divide Forks Campground, Mesa County , 9 miles away
Dominguez Campground, Mesa County , 12 miles away
Smokehouse Campground, Montrose County , 16 miles away
Divide Road, Gateway , 16 miles away
 Whitewater Near Upper Bench Trail:
Escalante Creek, Gunnison County , 19 miles away, Class V - 6.5 miles long (Escalante Forks to Captain Smith's Cabin)
Dolores River, Montezuma/Dolores County , 22 miles away, Class II+ - 44 miles long (Bedrock to Gateway)
Dolores River, Mesa County , 25 miles away, Class II+(IV) - 30 miles long (Gateway to Colorado River)
Dolores River, Grand County , 25 miles away, Class II+(IV) - 30 miles long (Gateway to Colorado River)
San Miguel River, San Miguel/ Montrose County , 26 miles away, Class III - 5.2 miles long (BB 36 Road to Green Truss Bridge)
 Public Lands Near Upper Bench Trail:
Colorado National Monument, Fruita - CO , 35 miles away
Arches National Park, Moab - UT , 62 miles away
Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Upper Bench Trail:
Hampton Inn Grand Junction Downtown/Historic Main Street, Grand Junction , 29 miles away
SpringHill Suites Grand Junction Downtown/Historic Main Street, Grand Junction , 29 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Grand Junction Downtown/Historic Main Street, Grand Junction , 29 miles away
Rodeway Inn Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 29 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GRAND JUNCTION, Grand Junction , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Upper Bench Trail
Campbell Lake, Mesa County , 4 miles away

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