Rose Garden Hill Trail


This new version of the Top of the World route will be shorter and more difficult. It will travel Rose Garden Hill both up and down, but will omit the Top of the World viewpoint because of the time consumed on the big hill. Remaining are the marvelous experience of squeezing into the Onion Creek narrows and the thrill of a short cliff-hanging section above the deep Cottonwood Canyon that drains from Fisher Valley. The trail climbs onto the southern part of Waring Mesa and views the Dolores River canyon in the near distance, and it includes all of thechallenging sections of the parent route. It will go out and return the same way with a scenic loop at the top. There are 22 miles of highway driving at each end of the trail.