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Rim Rock Nature Trail

 4.7 (3)
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Length

0.9 Miles 1.4 Kilometers

94%

Runnable

Elevation

195' 59 m

Ascent

-6' -2 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

8,343' 2,543 m

High

8,154' 2,485 m

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A self-guided nature trail that heads along a relatively flat path next to the rim of the canyon.

Zander Göpfert

Overview

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Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

A relatively unsurprising trail with good footing, not much elevation, and beautiful views making a great out-and-back option.

Description [Suggest Changes]

To access this trail, head to the trailhead at the southeast corner of the parking area at South Rim Visitor Center. Go south on this relatively sun-exposed route where you can expect to come across a variety of plant life from sagebrush and Gambel oak to pinyon pine and Utah juniper.

This trail features a number of gorgeous views of the Gunnison River and the steep walls of the surrounding canyon. A great example of this is Tomichi Point.

This trail passes the Uplands Trail at around 0.75 miles before ending at the Campground Loop C off Rte 200.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Juniper, sagebrush, pinyon pine, and Gambel oak.

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  4.7 from 3 votes

#2

in South Rim

#3824

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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#2

in South Rim

#295

in Colorado

#3,824

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