Canyon Rim Trail
ElevationAscent: 25' 8 m
Descent: -105' -32 m
High: 5,775' 1,760 m
Low: 5,675' 1,730 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“Breathtaking, panoramic views await all who travel along the Canyon Rim Trail.”— Hunter R
Beginning alongside the visitor center, follow the trail along the canyon rim as you traverse scrubby desert landscapes to an overlook near Sentinel Spire. Behold the striking desert monoliths before you, towering hundreds of feet above the valley floor amidst a colorful canvas of sandstone walls.
Continuing on from Sentinel Spire, ascend gently to a junction with the Window Rock Trail. At this point, you have two options: either return the way you came, or continue along the Window Rock Trail before heading back along the Canyon Rim Trail.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Colorado National Monument