"Hiking the North Rim" Top 5 Page for this destination Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument Off The Beaten Path Tip by KiKitC


Chasm View Nature Trail
Moderate - 1/3 mile round trip
Trail is located at the end of the one-way campground loop.
North Chasm View, some 1800 feet above the river and views of Painted Wall and Serpent Point.

North Vista Trail
Moderate to Exclamation Point - 3 miles round trip
Strenuous to Green Mountain - 7 miles round trip
Constructed by volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, the North Vista Trail offers some of the best scenic views and birding in the Park.

Start this trail at the North Rim Ranger Station.

Deadhorse Trail
Easy to moderate - 5 miles round trip
This trail offers good views of Deadhorse gulch and East Portal on the Gunnison River.

Park at the Kneeling Camel Overlook and walk a few yards east to a spur road that leads to the old Ranger Station. The trail, actually an old service road, begins here.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/blca/planyourvisit/hikingtrails.htm

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  • Written Oct 5, 2007
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