Wrath of Grapes can be enjoyed from one of two trailheads. For those who wish to try it as an out-and-back (6 miles total) or part of a longer ride, park at the trailhead near the bridge and bathrooms on Temple Canyon Road, about 6.4 miles from the start of Temple Canyon Road (off 1st St.). Head south along the creek to find the existing trail, then veer off to the left where you see fresh new singletrack trail. Grapes of Wrath will wind upwards for 3 miles and offer grand viewscapes of Grape Creek, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and Temple Canyon.
From the high point, you can connect to Watchtower for a longer loop, and descend on Great Escape (though you will have to climb up and over Temple Canyon Road to get back to the trailhead if you haven't run a shuttle). More information and route information can be found on Trailforks. Over 2.7 miles, you'll start at an elevation of 5,851 feet and reach a high point of 6,159 feet.
Wrath of Grapes was paid for with 1% for Trails funds, collected by local businesses to support trail construction and maintenance. Funds were administered by Fremont Adventure Recreation. The trail was built by Steve Thomas and Andrew Mesesan of Terra Firma Trails, in collaboration with the City of Cañon City.
Wrath of Grapes is for foot and bike traffic only. There are no seasonal restrictions in place, though all users are reminded to please refrain from using trails when they are muddy. Wrath of Grapes is in a remote location, so please be sure to plan ahead and prepare, bringing 'the 10 essentials' with you for any excursion and knowing your route.