Hiking



Hiking is another awesome activity to do in Gunnison. Get off the road, and walk. There are endless miles of national forest trails to hike and explore. You can start in the Black Canyon, explore Crested Butte, mountaineer Monarch Pass or take a leisure hike in town. Pack a day bag with water, sun screen and some energy snacks and get going. Start your hike around or 10am ad plan to finish mid afternoon. This will guarantee you the best temperatures, sun exposure and ample time to get back down the trail. Detailed maps and trails are available below. Thank you for reading and enjoy your hike!

Hiking Trails in the Black Canyon

Many trails pass by steep dropoffs, so be cautious and keep a close watch on children.
Hikers should be aware that limited cattle grazing is permitted on the North Rim. Please keep cattle gates closed should you encounter them. Website Link

Hiking the Inner Canyon of the Black Canyon

There are no maintained or marked trails into the inner canyon. Routes are difficult to follow, and only individuals in excellent physical condition should attempt these hikes. Website Link

Gunnison Hiking Trails

Listing all the hiking trails in Gunnison County is a daunting task. Let it suffice to say, if you are looking for outdoor adventures - hiking is a great way to accomplish that goal, and we have plenty of trails to explore. Website Link

Fossil Ridge Wilderness Trails

Fossil Ridge is classic Rocky Mountain wilderness: Rough-hewn granite peaks tower behind glittering alpine lakes resting at the head of long, timbered glacier-cut valleys. On the surface, this properly describes the area, but looking deeper within Fossil Ridge, we find one of the Rockies’ wildest and most inaccessible stream drainages—Crystal Creek—and an uncommon juxtaposition of limestone and granite ridges. Website Link

Gunnison National Forest Hinking Trails

The Gunnison National Forest is part of the central Rocky Mountains and includes two peaks over 14,000 feet and another 20 peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation. Website Link

Black Canyon of the Gunnison & Curecanti NRA Hiking

Almost twice as deep as it is wide, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is the deepest narrow canyon in America. At its narrowest juncture, the rims stand but 1,300 feet apart while the canyon plunges to water line. Website Link

More Black Canyon of the Gunnison Trails

General Hiking information, features, and statistics for Black Canyon of
the Gunnison Hike to Green Mountain in Delta, Colorado. Website Link

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Hiking

Hiking Page where you will find information on hiking trails for day hikes and backcountry exploration, and wilderness areas of interest for hikers. Website Link

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