Sunset View Trail

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Sunset View Trail is a 0.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montrose, Colorado that offers scenic views 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
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

Sunset View, the westernmost viewpoint along the South Rim road, is accompanied by quite a large parking area with picnic tables and a restroom. The perspective down the canyon is more to the northwest, and although the closest part of the river is partially obscured, more of the downstream section is visible for the first time, all the way to the Uncompahgre River valley in the far distance. The canyon walls directly below are still steep but not as nearly sheer as upstream, and trees grow all the way down to the river in some places.