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greenBlue Warner Point Nature Trail

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 139' 42 m
Descent: -233' -71 m
High: 8,301' 2,530 m
Low: 8,160' 2,487 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Mikhaila Redovian

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

Mikhaila Redovian

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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Jul 9, 2019
Stephanie Cairney
Jul 7, 2019
Shannon R
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Jun 17, 2019
Annie Swindell
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May 27, 2019
Li-Fu Lin
May 11, 2019
Abby Andersen
Apr 22, 2019
Lauren Sully
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Sep 6, 2018
Frito Lay
Jul 28, 2018
Omar Albayati

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 10 votes

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in South Rim

#4628

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#2

in South Rim

#342

in Colorado

#4,628

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