Neversink Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gunnison, CO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Neversink trail is located nearest to Gunnison on the north bank of the Gunnison River near a Great Blue Heron rookery. This streamside habitat with its heavy undergrowth of grasses, flowers, cottonwoods, and willows, is ideal for birdwatching or just a quiet stroll.
Very short. And most of the time flooded but you can see moose and salmon and all sorts of critters along the waters edge.
Nice trail with scenic views. You can tell lots of animals are around. Decently maintained in the beginning but has no defined end.
I would give this trail a 5 for birding and a 3 for maintenance. We saw lots of birds and enjoyed the sounds of them and the frogs. The river is encroaching on the trail and unless something is done, parts of it will be gone.
Good for a short stroll. You can hear Highway 50 the whole time, and the trail becomes confusing towards the end (at least during snowy weather, which is what I had). I would recommend it if you wanted a quick outing.
Beautiful area with picnic tables and good trail. A nice place to take a break from our cross-country drive from Colorado Springs to home in California.
At the beginning of this trail there was a sign that read the trail was not recommended for travel. Since it was merely "not recommended" instead of closed, we went ahead and did it. The first half mile was well-traveled and crossed the creek a couple of times (on bridges). After that, it became a mess of overgrowth and the trail was not pleasant to follow. Later, when talking to a park ranger, he said the trail was really used for bird watching in the spring, hence the lack of maintenance. There is fishing access, but the trail head sign recommended a couple of other fishing locations to the west.