nature trips




wild flowers


kid friendly


trail running

no dogs

Deep, Steep and Narrow Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.

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

16 days ago

Whooped my butt.

1 month ago

Nice easy walk to a nice view point.

very cool climb down the canyon to the river. Not crowded at all and it's a completely different world down there with black cliff, cactus and poison ivy. make sure to wear long sleeves and long pants!

Fun, easy hike with lots of color and scenery along the way, and a great view of the canyon at the end.

7 months ago

Great views. Morning if my fav time to hike.

8 months ago

Definitely not flat, but great views of the canyon. Around 3 miles round trip.

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.

Nice hike with a few steep ascents but very doable. Beautiful scenery in this magnificent national park. Go see it!

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