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hiking
1 month ago

Stopped for about an hour and a half at the bottom to fish! Beautiful hike.

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rocky
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful. The surface has some areas of loose gravel & would have been easier with hiking sticks (which I did not take!). Very beautiful hike with shady spots & occasional nice spray or breezes from the river. No waterfalls due to drought- definitely great short hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, nicely maintained trail just above the river. There was only a little shade, so morning and evening is best. The pup found a couple swimming spots in the ice cold water. Awesome view of the rocks and the dam!

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

I'm from Kansas City so the elevation change considerably slowed me down on the trail. The ranger stated that it was a class 3 climb. It took me about 3 hours to go down and about 4 hours to come back up, and going back up was considerably easier for me as it was less technical and was mainly just effort. There is no shade the majority of the trail, but if you head back up after noon, the canyon starts to shade the top of the trail. Very loose rock for 3/4 of the trail, and I would recommend using gloves for the climb back up, as the rocks are very hot in the afternoon sun and you will be using your hands to climb back up. Once you can see the river you are about halfway down. Overall a very beautiful spot to see the canyon and the river, but I felt that the trail was more for the accomplishment than for the scenery.

Not many people but it does get hot. The river didn’t seem to cool it down at all.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely grueling out and back trail going up and back down to the Canyon. Most difficult route down to Canyon, category 4 rock scramble. Almost not enjoyable because of how grueling trail is and is literally just walking down on a rockslide no trail. Would rate it a 4 but enjoyed it so much because of particular experience time I went and the challenge. Really won’t to do regular Gunnison decent trail down but haven’t yet.

on Tomichi Trail

hiking
3 months ago

The lack of people make this hike a real treat down at the river. My only advice is to give the people you are hiking with some space. It is easy to push rocks down the slope on to other people if you aren't careful. It took me 3 hours total. An hour to get down, an hour at the river and an hour to get back up. I am a comparatively fast hiker though.

hiking
3 months ago

We just made it to the 1st bridge because of 2 dogs on a hot day. Beautiful - including the drive to the trailhead.

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Very difficult but really gives you a sense of depth to the canyon that the overlook trails won't. Expect to descend and climb loose rocks for about 4+ hours. Gloves are recommended.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Had the canyon all to myself early on a Monday Morning. I highly recommend finding some of your own time out there.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this trail! It was sunnier than I expected, but once we crossed the first bridge there was a lot more shade. Loved the roaring creek and the spots where you could feel the mist. Sign at the Trailhead states the hike is strenuous but I'd call it a difficult moderate hike, especially if you don't hike often. Gorgeous views!

hiking
4 months ago

incredible... don't miss

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rocky
washed out
4 months ago

This hike was amazing, starts w/ a rigorous downhill decent w/ gorgeous views! Lots of rocks, so keep your eyes down or stop if you need to take in the scenery. We got about 50 to 100 yards to the lagoon (the bottom) and the trail was filled w/ moving water. We chose not to boulder over the rocks and turned back (we hiked on June 29, 2019). The hike back to the top was pretty hard (and hot) but definitely doable due to the number of shaded areas where we could catch our breath and cool down. Great workout w/ some of the best views. Probably not good for people w/ any kind of balance issues or heart conditions.

hiking
4 months ago

Great Hike for Families or Someone just looking for a nice trail to dip their toes into mountain hiking. The Trail is extremely clean and well kept with lots of opportunities for great photos of the Canyon and Morrow Point Dam, as well as a nice waterfall if you take a short detour to your Right when the trail forks a little ways in.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing. We checked out the overlooks at the top to gain perspective of where we'd be at the Creek. Crossed both overcreek bridges. Were right next to the roaring falls. Moderate rating accurate for us ascending back. Dog on leash friendly. Only saw ten people total on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Only went halfway down, to the waterfall. Beautiful trail. All that down means a lot of up. Whooo!

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muddy
5 months ago

this was an incredible child to do we took our small dog on it and she was able to do 90% of it The water is really flowing right now so we weren't able to make it the last 10th of a mile as the water had covered the trail at the end I would highly recommend this

Beautiful hike! I would highly recommend it. We couldn’t get to the end of the trail due to flooding (7/10/19), but we still hiked most of it.

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rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Spring runoff 10/10 and so many wild flowers! I got maybe 5/6 of the way there but got spooked towards the end because it was just me hiking alone and there was a pine tree completely shredded by a bear. So I turned around because I didn’t want to be a bear snack. There really is nothing like the bottom of the canyon. Everything echos!

hiking
5 months ago

Difficult for those with no athletic skill, like me. Beautiful scenery though, and the river was very fast. There are a couple spots which may get your feet wet depending on the time of year, and some scrambling over large rocks. Wear good shoes and bring plenty of water!

Loved the scenery and a great hike with my two dogs. Dont let the overlook at the beginning throw you off, the trail starts by the picnic table. My labs were bummed they couldn't swim in the river (steep bank, fast water) but we made up for it by going to the Blue Mesa afterward.

Incredible hike. One of my favorites in the Curecanti/Black Canyon region. Insane waterfall views, got here early in the morning and weren’t many people, but eventually ran into a ton on the way back. Most of them had dogs. Can’t wait to come back more often.

hiking
6 months ago

Inner canyon is a parallel universe from higher up. Only tiny patches of snow and creek is high but passable. A beautiful day with my dog Lily. Hardly anyone along trail.

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bugs
muddy
scramble
6 months ago

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