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Rim Rock Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.6 (5)

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


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

94%

Runnable

8,343' 2,543 m

High

8,154' 2,485 m

Low

195' 59 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 5 votes

#3

in South Rim

#6326

Overall
  4.6 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in South Rim

#484

in Colorado

#6,326

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black canyon
Mar 26, 2020 near Montrose, CO
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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