Explore the most popular hiking trails near Crawford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful the whole way. Echoing others here, the way down is easy. The way up may be challenging for some, but there are several benches along the way. Morrow Point Reservoir is simply gorgeous. Hiked this today in early November. Little snow/mud and only one other group on the trail.

Easy trail. Fun to pick it up after the Oak Flat Loop and end up again at the rim and follow back to Tomichi Point or the Visitors Center. Ran into lots of mule deer.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!

Nice trail. It's relatively easy, even past Exclamation Point. The incline is not very challenging up to the summit. The North Rim is certainly less busy than the South Rim. Very few folks on the trail.

Thought this trail was ok. It was awesome to do simply because I see Needlerock from afar all the time and was really very interested in hiking it. The trail is easy to follow, but there is no clear end point and the brush is super thick towards the base of the rock itself. Views are nice, but mostly just expansive farmland. Spent my time at the “top” listening to a nervous donkey from the farm below...

I drove my very-not-high-clearance electric car and had to hike the first 3.5 miles to the trailhead, but I was looking for a nice long hike so I didn't mind. The road part is hot, dry and exposed to the sun. A hat and some good sunblock is a must. The beginning of the trail is pretty steep, but once you get about a half mile in, it's nice high alpine hiking. I didn't make it all the way to the top, as I had to turn around to pick the kids up at school. I'll be back soon, though, as the actual hike was gorgeous, secluded and I wanted to keep going! A few wild pheasants were scrambling along side me on the way down and making a bunch of noise in the scrub oak .

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is easy but as with most of the trails get you to unbelievable views of the canyon.

hiking
3 months ago

We weren't as enthusiastic about this hike as some of the other reviewers, but it was enjoyable. If you have time on the north rim and want to see the canyon from another vantage point, certainly bust this hike out. But, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have disappointed if we wouldn't have had time for it. It was short and pretty easy, so I'll give it that. If you've done the pull-out view points and want more, this would be the next option.

hiking
3 months ago

Really did not care for this trail at all. It's about 90% hiking through the scraggly bush you see throughout the hills, which is fine, but the 'views' at the far end of the loop into the canyon were really nothing different or better than what you can see from the pull outs on the road. I would say there is no reason to do this hike, unless you just want to hike. We love hiking, and are used to doing 10+ mile hikes with elevation, but this just really didn't offer any reason to recommend it.

I hiked this trail yesterday.. it was awesome. The water looks so pristine. The hike down is as to be expected, easy. The hike back up is a challenge for an inexperienced hiker or for someone not acclimated to the altitude. All in all definitely worth the effort. 10/10 would do it again. 6 miles in total

My husband and I did this trail in mid July. Other than being quite hot and not much shade, we enjoyed it. Tip: take a right when the trail comes to a dead end (about 0.8 mile in), and then about 1.5 mile in take the fork that goes right down into the forest. It will spit you out at an overlook where you are looking down into the canyon! Great views. Bring lots of water and sunscreen!

Great view and easy hike!

hiking
4 months ago

We were not able to complete the whole hike. Here are a few pointers about this trails. Coordinates put you at the entrance of a state wildlife area with a sign stating "dogs prohibited". Mt Lamborn itself is on national forest land which does allow dogs... but its confusing and not really sure what the right answer is here. You can park where the coordinates land you but I am not sure how the trail is there. We continued to drive on and followed a road sign saying "Mt Lamborn 3 miles". The road is AWFUL. Definitely a jeep road. Our Subaru Forester managed alright for a while but we eventually pulled off for the sake of our tires/shocks/etc. We hiked from there so probably about 1.5 miles. That puts you at the trailhead - from there the summit is still about 5 miles. The road was of course exposed, dry, and hot so just come prepared! From the trailhead onward, it was certainly steep at times but in and out of the woods so pleasant coverage. Wished we could have made it to the top for the views but the driving slowed us down and we ran out of time. Still some nice vistas from the trailhead!

walking
5 months ago

This was an easy walk down an improved path and stone stairway to the overlook. There you can get cool pics and interesting info about the metamorphic rock that make up the walls of the canyon!

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great short hike. Off the beaten path, so definitely isolated. Gives a good view of Lamborn and Landsend Peaks. The last quarter of the trial is steep and loose, but worth it to get to the base of the rock! Good hike! The brush is a little thick at the top so wear pants and sleeves that don't snag. Saw and elk cow and her calf too.

Hiked 5/28/18, very few other hikers around. Steady incline towards the back end as you reach the summit. Views are amazing along the way definitely stop at exclamation point along the way!! The top has a lot of greenery but if you can stand up high the views are well worth it.

Great views of the Canyon.

hiking
5 months ago

Took the left fork of the trail just under the the 1.3 miles make which lead to the top the mountain but not the view point that I really wanted to see. Should have taken the right fork but didn't find that our until I met another hiker on the way back. Nice views just not the one that I thought.

hiking
5 months ago

Only made it up less that half way because it was too steep for my wife who isn't much of a hiker. Nice views

hiking
5 months ago

Wow what a view. My favorite view because you can look up canyon. Don't pass this one up

My GF and I hiked this trail a few days ago and really enjoyed the experience. The views from various points along the trail were stunning. From the summit of Green Mountain you can see so much of the surrounding area. A quick note: if you take the detour for Exclamation Point (which we highly recommend) it ends up being a little bit over 7 miles round trip. Also, by way of advance notice, you'll need to take along $20 for the entry permit. While you're there, don't pass up the short .25 mile Chasm View, which provides a safe way to view straight down into the Black Canyon and the Gunnison river below.

One of the best views in the park. It is right behind the visitor center, not the overlook right before you get to the visitor center. If you’re at the south rim, you have to go see this!

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail and views! Park sign say 6 miles, not 4.9..... and almost 1800' elevation gain. End of Nov and still very warm. Wonderful rock walking at bottom and beautiful driftwood.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a really nice trail, it's out of the way so there's not much traffic.

Some parts are fairly steep and parts were somewhat grown over in late summer, there was running water in September still, good for a pet or if you need to refill with a filter.

hiking
Sunday, October 29, 2017

A short walk down from the visitor center to an exposed and remarkable lookout point with amazing views down into canyon. Combine with the nearby Oak Flat Trail if you have time for the relatively short hike below the rim.

love this trail!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Just gorgeous, and ends at a truly spectacular overlook. However, wouldn't call it "hard" ~ more like moderate.

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Very nice trail with an absolutely stunning view over the canyon from the green mountain vista point. The was almost no one else on the trail...very quiet.

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Short walk from the VC, this trail provides some amazing views deep into the trench. This is a really cool NP often overlooked and has some great hikes along the canyon rim.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trail gets somewhat hard to follow the higher you climb. Maybe someone should take a machete up there? Like stated before... view gets better the higher you climb.

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