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Gems in South Rim - 3

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gem Favorite Painted Wall at Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Painted Wall Overlook

(22) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite Gunnison River flowing.

Warner Point

(10) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite U.S. Route 50 Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Pulpit Rock Overlook

(11) Montrose, CO

Recommended Routes in South Rim - 3

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Favorite Gunnison River flowing.
Intermediate Intermediate

Warner Point Nature Trail

1.5 mi 2.5 km 324' Up 98.77 m Up 324' Down 98.9 m Down

Montrose, CO
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Favorite black canyon
Intermediate Intermediate

Rimrock to Uplands Loop

2.2 mi 3.5 km 404' Up 123.12 m Up 406' Down 123.82 m Down

Montrose, CO
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Favorite Looking out at the Adobes and Elephant Skin Road. The trail drops steeply down to the right.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Red Rock Canyon Route

6.5 mi 10.4 km 1,320' Up 402.37 m Up 1,319' Down 402.13 m Down

Montrose, CO
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South Rim Hiking

  • 11 Miles 18 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 13 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in South Rim - 23

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0.6 mi 1.0 km #1Gunnison Route
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Montrose, CO
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Montrose, CO 16 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Rim Rock Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Montrose, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Montrose, CO
1.6 mi 2.5 km #3Warner Route
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Montrose, CO
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Montrose, CO 11 
0.3 mi 0.4 km #4Devils Lookout Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Montrose, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Montrose, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Oak Flat Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Montrose, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Montrose, CO 10 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #6East Portal Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Montrose, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Montrose, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Tomichi Route
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Montrose, CO
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Montrose, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #8Devil's Backbone Route
Difficult Difficult
Montrose, CO
Difficult Difficult
Montrose, CO
2.0 mi 3.3 km #9North River Route
Difficult Difficult
Montrose, CO
Difficult Difficult
Montrose, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Uplands Trail
Easy Easy
Montrose, CO
Easy Easy
Montrose, CO

Photos of South Rim - 52

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison from the South Chasm Viewpoint.
Feb 18, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Kmeg and Millie hanging out on the rim of the Black Canyon of Gunnison.
Apr 11, 2016 near Montrose, CO
The sunset view into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison looks a bit too similar to the Mountains of Shadow in Mordor.
Jul 12, 2018 near Montrose, CO
U.S. Route 50 Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Mar 26, 2020 near Montrose, CO
The view at the end of the Rock Point Trail.  You get a great view of the rocks and down into the valley.
Jul 15, 2021 near Montrose, CO
Cedar Point Nature Trail
Sep 12, 2023 near Montrose, CO
A view of Cedar Point Nature Trail
Sep 12, 2023 near Montrose, CO
Gunnison Route Trail
Sep 13, 2023 near Montrose, CO
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