Warner Point Nature Trail

EASY 41 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
570 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.

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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.

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2 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.

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3 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...

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3 months ago

Quick hike for an amazing view!