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Great view and easy hike!

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.

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1 month 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.

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1 month 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.

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

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.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

I hiked this trail while camping at the North Ridge Campground. This trail is great and accessible to almost everyone. There are several incredible lookout points over the canyon. This would be a great hike for families and anyone looking for an incredible view that requires little effort. Be very careful near the cliffs with pets and children as there are no barriers.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nice and easy-1 hour round trip. Almost stepped on a snake!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

great hike. part of the north rim of Black Canyon National Park. don't skip exclamation point on your way up to the green mountain summit. we hiked it late in the day on memorial day weekend, so the crowds had mostly left by the time we got there. very peaceful and quiet.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Maintained trail with great views. Didn't get to the very end as the trail drops onto a shaded slope that was still snow covered (and it'd be a slide for life if you slipped while crossing the drift).

Great trail!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Go hike it! Short and easy with amazing views from the north rim of the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park. Be careful where you step, lizards and snakes galore with abundant cactus plants.

Awesome trail in the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park ($15 for a week pass). No crowds on a Wednesday in August. The views are spectacular the entire way. All-around easy trail but definitely is the longest/most difficult trail on either rim (non inner-canyon trail).

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The view was worth the hike. We completed this hike as a family.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Excellent family trail. Easy going terrain leading to spectacular views. Definitely worth the hike. The North Rim of the park is much less accessible and therefore has far fewer visitors, adding to the experience of this short hike.

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Monday, April 04, 2016

North Vista is an amazing trail. The view from Exclamation Point is one of the best anywhere, absolutely breathtaking. You can hike beyond here to the top of Green Mountain, which is a little more strenuous but still not too difficult and makes for an out-and-back distance of about 7 miles. I got caught in thundersnow on the way down, which was very cool.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Even thought its a bit longer than other "trails" in the park, this one is still easy, flat, and like so many other areas you'll get great views of the canyon.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The trip out to Exclamation Point and back is about three miles round trip, but the entire trail covers around 6, with exceptions aerial views of the canyon at the last mile. If you're going to hike this in the summer, do so when it's cooler -- there's relatively no shade here and dehydration sets in fast !

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Trail is well kept mostly dirt terrain and rock out cropping's with scenic views of the Gunnison Gorge visible on much of the hike. The best view is at the end. The Gorge is deep and from the rock cliffs above the river below looks like a creek. It's amazing. Morning hike was a cool 32 deg. The trail had a mix of frozen and wet ground and snow patches. Took some great photos.

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