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Rim Rock Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 195' 59 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 8,343' 2,543 m
Low: 8,154' 2,485 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

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

Zander Göpfert

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Runner Notes

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

Description

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

Juniper, sagebrush, pinyon pine, and Gambel oak.

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  4.6 from 5 votes

#2

in South Rim

#5443

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#2

in South Rim

#407

in Colorado

#5,443

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Photos

A different view of Tomichi Point.
Dec 16, 2016 near Montrose, CO
A woman relaxes at the first overlook on the Rim Rock Trail.
Feb 18, 2016 near Montrose, CO

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