Neversink Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Neversink Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gunnison, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles
13 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


trail running




The Neversink trail is located nearest to Gunnison on the north bank of the Gunnison River near a Great Blue Heron rookery. This streamside habitat with its heavy undergrowth of grasses, flowers, cottonwoods, and willows, is ideal for birdwatching or just a quiet stroll.

1 month ago

Neversink is never open during the summer when there is a lot of runoff. The trail tends to flood. I tried to go at the end of May and July, and the trail was closed at the bridge. The walk up the bridge was nice though.

3 months ago

Easy access for a quick outing. Did it in deep snow. Only saw a couple folks on the trail. Overall nice hike.

6 months ago

Cute trail along the river we were walking hubby suggested the trail be named dog poop trail. There were at least 50 PILES of dog poop mainly near the beginning of the trail. And to end it off near the trash was a condom.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Very short. And most of the time flooded but you can see moose and salmon and all sorts of critters along the waters edge.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nice trail with scenic views. You can tell lots of animals are around. Decently maintained in the beginning but has no defined end.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I would give this trail a 5 for birding and a 3 for maintenance. We saw lots of birds and enjoyed the sounds of them and the frogs. The river is encroaching on the trail and unless something is done, parts of it will be gone.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Good for a short stroll. You can hear Highway 50 the whole time, and the trail becomes confusing towards the end (at least during snowy weather, which is what I had). I would recommend it if you wanted a quick outing.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beautiful area with picnic tables and good trail. A nice place to take a break from our cross-country drive from Colorado Springs to home in California.

Monday, August 27, 2012

At the beginning of this trail there was a sign that read the trail was not recommended for travel. Since it was merely "not recommended" instead of closed, we went ahead and did it. The first half mile was well-traveled and crossed the creek a couple of times (on bridges). After that, it became a mess of overgrowth and the trail was not pleasant to follow. Later, when talking to a park ranger, he said the trail was really used for bird watching in the spring, hence the lack of maintenance. There is fishing access, but the trail head sign recommended a couple of other fishing locations to the west.