Raise your hand if you visited Casa Bonita as a kid and decided you wanted to be a cliff diver when you grew up! *raises both hands* If you are like me, you probably realized at one point that this was not a viable career path and moved on to something else (like writing articles about the great state of Colorado)… but just because you chose a different job doesn’t mean you can’t still swim amidst a tropical waterfall, which is exactly what you will find at this Western Slope swimming hole that is sure to make your summer complete. The Big Dominguez Canyon swimming hole is perhaps the very best swimming hole in Colorado.

As you can see, this hike is incredible and this swimming hole is amazing. This is, without a doubt, the best waterfall swimming hole in Colorado. Your hike to the Big Dominguez Canyon swimming hole is an adventure that you will never forget.



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What is the best time of year to visit the Big Dominguez Canyon swimming hole?

If you wish to swim, summer is the best time to visit this beautiful place. The water will be cool and refreshing even if the weather is hot, but it will be too cold to enjoy in other seasons. However, if you just want to view this waterfall and enjoy the hike, it's lovely at any time of year.

Remember, this hike is in a desert environment. It will be very hot during the summer months so be sure to bring lots of water and dress appropriately for the weather. On the other hand, this area does get some snow in the wintertime, so dress warmly if you attempt it then.

What should I bring on my hike?

Be sure to bring water, your swimsuit, a towel, a camera, and some snacks. Remember to pack out what you bring in! This place is too special to become littered and polluted. Be a responsible hiker and have a great time.

Where should I stay for this hike?

If you want to camp, the Big Dominguez Campground offers nine maintained tent sites and a group campground during the summer months. On the other hand, if you would like to stay in a hotel, Grand Junction is not far away.

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