Chasm View South Rim Lookout Trail

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Chasm View South Rim Lookout Trail is a 0.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montrose, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
0.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

Chasm View is one of the most spectacular overlooks in the park. A very short path descends slightly to a sizeable, railing protected viewing area above perhaps the steepest part of the whole canyon, where the cliffs fall 1,840 feet over a horizontal distance of just 400 feet. The opposite wall is also very steep, crossed by more of the thin, branched volcanic dykes. Two ravines cut northwards at either side, the westerly (SOB Draw), used for another one of the rim to river hiking routes. The river changes course just beyond Chasm View, bending to the southwest.