Warner Point Nature Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Warner Point Nature Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Montrose, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
570 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

Warner Point Nature Trail offers a great taste of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison at the end of South Rim Road. Scenic 1.5 mile RT hike to a great view of the canyon and river below. You can pick up a trail guide at the High Point Overlook or the South Rim Visitor Center (or download it at the link below). Along this relatively flat out and back trail find shady benches among mountain mahogany, serviceberry, pinyon pine, and juniper. Look south to the San Juan Mountain Range, Uncompahgre Valley, and Bostwick Park. To the north look for the West Elk Mountains, and at the end of the trail enjoy the views of the Gunnison River and the Black Canyon. Pets are not allowed.

hiking
8 hours ago

Not a super challenging hike, but there's more elevation change than it looks like. The end of the hike is an absolutely gorgeous view into the south part of the canyon. During the hike there are many great views towards Montrose.

hiking
3 days ago

4 days ago

19 days ago

great way to end two days in the area... best perspective of the upstream cut and how the river exits towards Delta... bring plenty of water... there was more elevation change than i expected...

hiking
28 days ago

Quick hike for an amazing view!

2 months ago

Nice easy walk to a nice view point.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun, easy hike with lots of color and scenery along the way, and a great view of the canyon at the end.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike with a few steep ascents but very doable. Beautiful scenery in this magnificent national park. Go see it!

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Watched the sunset from here with no one during a Wednesday evening in August. Some stairs are quite steep but anyone can get to the end of this beautiful walk and learn some new things about the plants/wildlife too!

hiking
10 months ago

fun easy hike took my 1yr old son with me in back seat

hiking
11 months ago

Easy, short hike to the rim.

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

Short hike to the canyon rim.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

A longer hike for our kids, but the trail guide (available at the trailhead) kept them going. The view at the end was spectacular. Hike earlier in the day to avoid the heat.

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Great hike for the little ones!

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A little steep in a few parts but a wonderful hike.

hiking
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Easy hike and great view of the area. It's well worth your time to do this one.

hiking
Friday, July 11, 2014

This is a great hike for all abilities and ages. Takes just 30 minutes or so. Many photo opportunities along the way. Highly recommend.