Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
4 days ago

Good view. My dog and I enjoyed it. Quite a few people were there fishing.

Best view on the south rim!

Great, short hike! Extremely windy at the top.

A short and easy overlook trail that has a spectacular view of the Painted Wall on the north side of the canyon. It is the tallest sheer cliff in Colorado at 2,250 feet. My July vacation schedule didn’t allow for it, but this vantage point is probably best for viewing and taking pictures earlier in the day...before the likely afternoon glare.

on Mesa Creek Trail

7 months ago

Great trail to see the bottom of Black Canyon. Easy trail along the river with great views and great rocks.

easy and breath taking

beautiful easy hike with amazing views!

Could have sat and grooved all day at the trail's end

hiking
8 months ago

Short walk. Great views.

hiking
8 months ago

Short hike, Great views.

hiking
9 months ago

Short walk to the overlook with another view of the deep trench called the Black Canyon. This is downriver from the VC and between the VC and Warner Point at the end of the road. Striations in the rock wall across the river look like paintings. Not to miss.

super easy walk to some amazing views. the roar of the water from close to 1/2 mile below is incredible. worth a quick visit.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy, great views. Turned it into a loop by continuing on uplands trail, returns you back to the visitor center.

hiking
11 months ago

I hiked this trail while camping at the North Ridge Campground. This trail is great and accessible to almost everyone. There are several incredible lookout points over the canyon. This would be a great hike for families and anyone looking for an incredible view that requires little effort. Be very careful near the cliffs with pets and children as there are no barriers.

This is an easy and incredible loop trail! Very short, accessible to almost everyone. sections of the canyon overlook are lined with barriers. Great for families and kids and long as you keep an eye on them. Connected to the North Ridge Campground.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome intro to black canyon. I love that it's right by the campgrounds and you can go to the visitors center!

Not super challenging but has great views if you explored further!

The Painted Wall is the pinnacle of this great park.

Nice and easy-1 hour round trip. Almost stepped on a snake!

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Beautiful views. Make sure to take a right at the first Y on the trail. It will take you back to a hidden waterfall!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Great views. Morning if my fav time to hike.

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

I woke up before sunrise to do some photography. After photographing some areas on the East of the park, I used the overlook trail to get wide open vistas of the canyon walls and river below. It's a short hike from the road and you are rewarded with breathtaking views. An obvious statement, but be careful where you step. There is scree and larger loose rocks everywhere.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Definitely, one of the over looks you want to see, the painted wall is one of the more famous landmarks of the park. Easy walk

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Go hike it! Short and easy with amazing views from the north rim of the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park. Be careful where you step, lizards and snakes galore with abundant cactus plants.

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Views upon views during a nice hike. I combined this trail with uplands and oak flat to make a 3 mile loop; beginning and ending at the south rim visitor center. Did not see another soul on this trail during an August summer evening.

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Short walk to see the beautiful wall, a must do!!!

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Quick and easy trail to an overlook that is on the North Rim of Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park.

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

Nice views of the canyon, specially nice are the veining viewed here.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Good walk for young kids, although a bit long for the littlest one. Incredible views!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The view was worth the hike. We completed this hike as a family.

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

The views were breath taking and looking at the massive space really puts things into perspective. Life is too short not to live in the moment.

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