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

Beautiful trail. Amazing views. Great place to swim at the bottom. Awesome campsites down at the bottom. Wish I had known about it would have been a great place to stay. I clearly don’t do enough cardio, had to stop a few times coming back up. But we did the whole thing in about 2.5 hours including a stop at the bottom. Be sure to go check out the vista...you can look all the way down to the beach you just walked to.

230 some Steps going up and down is the only challenge here. Nice and flat following the river. I loved the feel of being in the canyon. The little history info along the way was fun too! We got to go even a bit further since the water was low. I wish it would have been Raspberry season because of all the plants along the trail. Free snacks. :)

My 12yr old daughter enjoyed this for something quick to do.

What an absolutely beautiful hike. I hiked with two Gunnison residents, that find the hike back to the top strenuous, but not too bad. For myself, coming from sea level and not used to strenuous hikes... it was really tough going up. And slow. It took us about 4.5 hours all total which included hanging out with our feet in the lake for a while before heading back up. Bring more water than you think you’ll need. Passed two great camping spots along the trail too, complete with fire pits, picnic tables, and one had a bear box. Very hard and tiring, but gorgeous.

Beautiful. Easy out and back trail. The end of the trail offer great view. No sheds though. Went out there this morning (around 6.30am on May20, 2018) so it felt nice when the sun was out. I could see it being super hot in mid-summer days.
there were some muddy spots in the beginning but they dried out pretty quickly.

hiking
2 months ago

GF and I did this hike two days ago and absolutely loved it. The Curecanti Creek is running high with runoff right now and was present in all of it's incredible glory. As most have commented, the climb back up is moderately strenuous, but we did it in short time. The map is a little deceptive as the trail leads all the way down to where the creek feeds into the reservoir. This is now one of our favorite hikes.

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy hike. Bring the dogs or kids, and a lunch to eat at the end. Great early season hike, just be prepared for super muddy spots on the trail!

Kinda strenuous, but totally worth it.

Beautiful views throughout. Beautiful in the fall time

If you get the chance you should absolutely hike this trail!!

hiking
9 months ago

Though it's quite a drop, the hike back up actually felt quite gradual. Because of this (and because I'm not super athletic), I'd rate it as moderate. Of course we were hiking in October ~ perhaps the midday sun in summer would make it a different story! Ahh, but it's just about as beautiful as it gets...

We did the trail because it Saïd wheelchair friendly... but in the middle there is a bridge with stairs... so totaly not wheelchair accessible... so we were disappoined

hiking
9 months ago

Fun for kids

9 months ago

Fun for kids

It's so peaceful and very diverse.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome trail. Creek is very pretty to walk along. At the end you get to a larger lake like body of water with the canyon all around you. Take a swim! The hike back is a nice little workout

hiking
10 months ago

This hike starts off route 92 and travels deep into a beautiful canyon.  The trail runs parallel to a raging waterfall leading to a serene reservoir with the Curecanti Needle in prominent display along the way. While it's definitely steep on the way back up, if you're in reasonable shape this hike is doable.

walking
11 months ago

Neversink is never open during the summer when there is a lot of runoff. The trail tends to flood. I tried to go at the end of May and July, and the trail was closed at the bridge. The walk up the bridge was nice though.

We did this trail at night. Started around 8pm. Took small kids and dogs with us. Fun trail and a great view. Lots of ambient light so we barely needed our lights.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

This is a down and back up trail, so conserve energy and water to compete the trail. Vault toilet toward the bottom of the canyon.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Absolutely amazing

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Very Nice. Easy and quiet. Some great vistas for photography.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Easy access for a quick outing. Did it in deep snow. Only saw a couple folks on the trail. Overall nice hike.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Easy and beautiful. - kid friendly

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great peak to summit. Easy enough for low landers even! Start early!

Monday, May 08, 2017

for us out of towners it would have been nice to have some trail head markers. we were on limited time got caught up in sub trails so we had to turn around not make it to the summit. had we turned our all trails map on sooner we would have had enough time to go to the top.

hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cute trail along the river BUT.....as we were walking hubby suggested the trail be named dog poop trail. There were at least 50 PILES of dog poop mainly near the beginning of the trail. And to end it off near the trash was a condom.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Allotta neature!

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Great trail but easier than local trail maps describe it. Still a nice little workout trail and relaxing view of both the pinnacles and Blue Mesa Reservoir at the top. Take a yoga mat or a chair for lounging at the big open lookout point.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

This is an amazing trail... Drops 900ft so be prepared. Bring lots of water..

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