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Best trails in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 16 easy trails in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ranging from 0.6 to 2.9 miles and from 6,522 to 8,336 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This western Colorado National Park's main feature is the Black Canyon and the river that cuts through it, but it is also home to an amazing array of flora and fauna such as pronghorn, black bear, coyote, muskrat, six species of lizard, cougar, raccoon, beaver, elk, river otter, bobcat, and mule deer. Entrance Fees: Entrance Fee - per vehicle - $25.00 Covers all persons in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle and is valid for seven calendar days. Entrance Fee - per motorcycle - $20.00 Covers up to two people on a single motorcycle and is valid for seven calendar days. Entrance Fee - per pedestrian or bicycle - $15.00 Valid for seven calendar days. Entrance Fee - commercial bus - $100.00 Bus with 26 or more passenger seating capacity Entrance Fee - commercial bus - $40.00 Bus with 7-25 passenger seating capacity Entrance Fee - commercial bus - $25.00 Bus with 6 or less passenger seating capacity: $25 plus $7.00 per person Entrance Passes: Black Canyon Annual Pass - $45.00 This pass admits the permit holder and all accompanying passengers in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle to the park. It is valid for 12 months from date of purchase and covers entry fees only.

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Map of trails in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Park information
Acreage:
30 acres
Park hours
Monday
All day
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
All day
Contact
(970) 641-2337
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Top trails (26)
#1 - Warner Point Nature Trail
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 53 m
Warner Point Nature Trail offers a great taste of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison at the end of South Rim Road. Scenic 1.5 mile RT hike to a great view of the canyon and river below. You can pick Show more
#2 - Gunnison Route Trail
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
Both day and overnight hikers are required to obtain a wilderness permit in order to hike this route. A limited number of permits are available from the South Rim Visitor Center on a first-come, firstShow more
#3 - Painted Wall View Trail
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
Painted Wall View Trail is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montrose, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers aShow more
#4 - Oak Flat Loop Trail
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 44 m
Oak Flat Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Montrose, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#5 - Chasm View Nature Trail
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 19 m
Chasm View Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Olathe, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#6 - Green Mountain Summit Via North Vista Trail
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
Green Mountain Summit Via North Vista Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crawford, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nuShow more
#7 - Exclamation Point
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Exclamation Point is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crawford, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#8 - Gunnison Point Overlook
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 8 m
Gunnison Point Overlook is located directly behind the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park visitor center. You can see the overlook from the visitor center. Along the short walk, mica flakShow more
#9 - Rim Rock Nature Trail
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 44 m
Rim Rock Nature Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Montrose, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#10 - Warner Route
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
A beautiful and steep hike down to a fantastic canyon and Gold Medal Water and Wild Trout Water designated river. A backcountry pass (required) can be obtained at the South Rim Ranger Station which yoShow more
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