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Arkansas River Canyon Rim Trail

EASY 82 reviews
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Arkansas River Canyon Rim Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canon City, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

Nice views and a very easy hike. Very little elevation changes. Beautiful wild flowers. If it hadn’t been clear out, this would have been a boring hike, but views of the canyon down to the Arkansas made this much more enjoyable!

hiking
17 days ago

Easy trail for hikers and pups with amazing views.

hiking
26 days ago

Wonderful walk on the rim with gorgeous views of the gorge. This would be an awesome winter hike. It was a wonderful day sauntering on the trails. Fun day!

hiking
rocky
26 days ago

4.27.19 What a great hike with fantastic views throughout! I would recommend wearing boots, due to the rocky nature of the trail. Oh, and bring water!!

hiking
rocky
26 days ago

4-27-19...Great hike with great views of the gorge. The trail is rocky and it can be hard to enjoy the amazing views and walk at the same time.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was awesome didn’t finish but got far enough to enjoy the beautiful scenic views!

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Stunning views! We didn’t do the whole loop because we trekking through snow but we didn’t need to- we were on the ridge in no time and had the expanse we were looking for :) We look forward to coming back later in the spring!

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

A lot of mud on the trail, beautiful views!

hiking
7 months ago

Easy with nice little ups and downs to keep you somewhat interested. Hardly any views of the canyon that we wanted or expected (from the name).

7 months ago

My husband and I and our Pup hiked this trail today and loved it. Such beautiful scenery and not too difficult. We did the Overlook Loop and part of Canyon Rim Trail. It was getting pretty hot so we didn't finish it because we weren't sure how far it went. I wish we knew the length of it. We'll definitely be back on a cooler day to find out.

hiking
8 months ago

Canyon trail extends to a great overlook called scenic trail/view. If you are looking to save some miles park at campground and take far out trail to scenic view. Overall wonderful hike, Colorado never fails to disappoint.

9 months ago

Tremendous views along a trail that is not terribly demanding. Outstanding hike for all levels in a picturesque setting.

10 months ago

Easy; no shade.

Great view

hiking
Monday, May 07, 2018

Very easy, very scenic

hiking
Monday, April 09, 2018

This is a great family hike. Very easy. The kids loved this trail!

hiking
Sunday, April 08, 2018

100% worth the view

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

We loved this trail. The views are breathtaking. It wasn’t busy at all for a sunny Sunday afternoon. We brought our pups and hiked the canyon rim trail.

trail running
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Beautiful views. Easy rather than moderate.

hiking
Sunday, March 04, 2018

Beautiful area and not very busy on a Saturday afternoon. Some of the trail had tree cover, sunscreen optional. If you look at the recordings, you will noticed there are multiple tracks for this area. My recording is for the "Overlook Loop", which was amazing. AllTrails does not have a way to communicate with other outdoor enthusiast, I can be reached on Facebook Messenger if you have any questions about this trail.

Friday, February 02, 2018

great little trail with awesome views.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Easy hike and gorgeous views.

hiking
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Took the trail to left. The hike was short, easy and no incline! The view was beautiful and very peaceful and I would recommend this hike to all skill levels.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Note: trail is labeled "Canyon Rim", and starts across from rest area. L is out and back, R is loop. Go right if you can't do both. Easy, fun and breathtaking trail.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

good view easy hike loved it

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Took off on the trail to the R instead of the L, so ended up on the loop, but great chance to see the Royal Gorge Bridge, river & train. Look forward to the other one next time!

hiking
Monday, October 02, 2017

Very nice hike, with pretty decent views of Canon City and the Royal Gorge! Definitely try to make it during the cactus bloom as there are a ton of cacti throughout the trail! Cheers!

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