Black Mountain Trail

HARD 2 reviews
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Black Mountain Trail is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canon City, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2155 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

horseback riding
10 months ago

This is a beautiful trail ride (on horses) or hike for the hardy. There is no trail to follow, so take along a good GPS and follow the waypoints. Be prepared for a lot of bushwhacking between thick forest with many downed trees. In late July we saw a herd of about 100 beautiful elk. The views from the top and from many points along the ride are amazing. There are frequent thunderstorms in this area in the summer, so plan carefully and be prepared!