Painted Wall View Trail is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montrose, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 0.2 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

Best overlook.

hiking
7 days ago

Absolutely incredible view, worth the quick stop.

This holds one of the favorite views in the park. We loved watching the birds above the canyon. Of course, Painted Wall is beautiful but certain times of day it’s hard to get a good photo due to the harsh sun.

hiking
12 days ago

Absolutely beautiful view of the canyon and water below... wild flowers are starting to bloom as well!!

hiking
2 months ago

Very cool wall

hiking
7 months ago

Second best view of painted wall after cedar point

hiking
7 months ago

Great views - not a hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Best view on the South Rim!

hiking
7 months ago

Iconic view of Black Canyon. We were there close to sunset which is not the best time, but this is an impressive chasm with wonderful geologic features.

hiking
8 months ago

One of the overlooks you must do while at Black Canyon. The Painted Wall was beyond gorgeous and awe inspiring. Trail is very short and easy.

hiking
8 months ago

AMAZING! Stopped at quite a few of the overlooks and this may have been my favorite. The views of the canyon and the river are just spectacular!

hiking
9 months ago

Best views in my opinion. Short trail. Ok for dogs.

hiking
9 months ago

Dramatic views of the Painted Wall - worth the stop

hiking
no shade
rocky
10 months ago

Good route to get back to Visitor Center after walking the Upland Trail, which was great. Easy walk. A few wildflowers.

hiking
10 months ago

Dogs are allowed on almost all the rim trails in the black canyon, and I'm sure they would love it. An easy hike towards even more breathtaking views.

hiking
10 months ago

Did this back in April! More of just a quick stroll to a wonderful and unique view!

hiking
10 months ago

Super easy and incredible views! One of the coolest National Parks our there.

hiking
10 months ago

Short but beautiful

hiking
11 months ago

Short hike. Breathtaking view.

hiking
Wed May 15 2019

Not really a hike just stop off. Worth it tho

walking
Mon Sep 17 2018

One of the best overlooks at the canyon.

hiking
Thu Sep 06 2018

A great view of the canyon, though the river is not as visible as others.

Thu Sep 06 2018

One of the best view points in the park.

hiking
Sat Aug 25 2018

This trail renders a beautiful view just insure you are there at sunrise or sunset for the most beautiful views.

hiking
Tue Jun 19 2018

Our favorite hike on the rim!

Tue Apr 03 2018

Great, short hike! Extremely windy at the top.

hiking
Sun Oct 29 2017

A short and easy overlook trail that has a spectacular view of the Painted Wall on the north side of the canyon. It is the tallest sheer cliff in Colorado at 2,250 feet. My July vacation schedule didn’t allow for it, but this vantage point is probably best for viewing and taking pictures earlier in the day...before the likely afternoon glare.

Sat Oct 14 2017

easy and breath taking

hiking
Sat Sep 02 2017

Could have sat and grooved all day at the trail's end

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