Painted Wall View Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Painted Wall View Trail is a 0.3 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles
16 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

easy and breath taking

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Short walk. Great views.

6 months ago

Short walk to the overlook with another view of the deep trench called the Black Canyon. This is downriver from the VC and between the VC and Warner Point at the end of the road. Striations in the rock wall across the river look like paintings. Not to miss.

8 months ago

The Painted Wall is the pinnacle of this great park.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Great views. Morning if my fav time to hike.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

I woke up before sunrise to do some photography. After photographing some areas on the East of the park, I used the overlook trail to get wide open vistas of the canyon walls and river below. It's a short hike from the road and you are rewarded with breathtaking views. An obvious statement, but be careful where you step. There is scree and larger loose rocks everywhere.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Definitely, one of the over looks you want to see, the painted wall is one of the more famous landmarks of the park. Easy walk

Friday, August 12, 2016

Short walk to see the beautiful wall, a must do!!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Nice views of the canyon, specially nice are the veining viewed here.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Probably one of the best short hikes from the road. The features on the canyon wall are unreal. Get out and basically stretch your legs and check out the beauty of nature with this hike!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

This is a stop along the scenic south rim drive of the National Park. The canyon is narrow and deep. The wonders of nature!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

This tiny little overlook trail is underwhelming, but then again it is a tiny little overlook trail, and what your there for is the view, and it is a grand one, the first place I've been that gave me chills. However, I think it took heading to the bottom of the Black Canyon and back on one of the very strenuous 1 mile 2000' drop trails to really give me an appreciation of how massive and beautiful the Painted Wall really is.

scenic driving
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Short walk to a view of the canyon

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