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Warner Point Nature Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (13)

A pleasant nature trail that comes complete with benches placed at scenic spots.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

8,301' 2,530 m

High

8,160' 2,487 m

Low

139' 42 m

Up

233' 71 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly With sweeping vistas, this is a great route to inspire youngsters with the great outdoors. Be sure to use caution at the viewpoint, as there are a few steep drop offs.

Description

Though short, the Warner Point Nature Trail can offer a quiet escape. The rolling trail eventually meanders to Warner Point, but along the way there are plenty of pleasant places to stop to take in the views. You'll be shaded by the desert forest for most of the journey, and the smell of serviceberry, mahogany, juniper and pinyon pine add to the unique desert feel of this route. Though the scents and immediate surroundings will capture your attention, take the time to admire sweeping views of the West Elk Mountains, the San Juan range, and the Uncompahgre Valley. You'll also be able to enjoy views into the Black Canyon, where you can see the Gunnison River. The crushed granite surface can be slick, so watch your footing, especially near the trails end. At the end of your trip, you'll reach Warner Point, which offers spectacular views into the deepest portion of the canyon.

On your way in, don't forget to pick up a trail guide to help explain some of the unique features around you.

Once you've enjoyed your time on this trail, return the way that you came to reach the trailhead and your vehicle.

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Mikhaila Redovian

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 13 votes

#3

in South Rim

#5859

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in South Rim

#453

in Colorado

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Photos

Gunnison River flowing.
Feb 18, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Mark Warner Point provides a beautiful view of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
May 4, 2017 near Montrose, CO
Expansive Views from Warner Point Nature Trail.
Feb 18, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Warner Point Nature Trail.
Feb 18, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Peeking into the Black Canyon.
Dec 16, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Great views on the way to Warner Point!
Dec 16, 2016 near Montrose, CO

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Jul 4, 2020
Mark Stevens
Nice trail for a morning stroll to take in views of the NP. — 8h 30m
Jul 1, 2020
Mark Stevens
Great trail to walk and explore the sights of Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP! — 17h 00m
Jun 18, 2020
Kimberly Taylor
Jun 13, 2020
Meg Sudhoff
Sep 14, 2019
Brian Roe
Sep 4, 2019
Kimberly Wong
Aug 24, 2019
Diana Bertuol-Garcia
Aug 6, 2019
Jim Franecki