Warner Point Nature Trail

EASY 44 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

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

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

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.

2 months ago

Beautiful sunset lights up the West Elk Mountains pink. Then I saw a huge full moon rise up from behind the peaks. Stunning. Definitely recommended for sunset!

4 months ago

Nice short hike.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great little trail, about 1.4 miles RT. There is a trail guide you can pick up at the trailhead that describes numbered points of interest along the way. The views at the end are spectacular and you get to learn a lot about the history and natural features of the canyon. Definitely more elevation change that I expected, but not strenuous by any means.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months 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.

8 months 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
8 months ago

Quick hike for an amazing view!

9 months ago

Nice easy walk to a nice view point.

hiking
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

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
Friday, July 29, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Easy, short hike to the rim.

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.

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.

walking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nice short hike with great view of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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