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Long Draw Route

Very Difficult
 4.5 (2)

A steep and loose "trail" into the narrowest section of the Black Canyon.


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

27%

Runnable

7,753' 2,363 m

High

6,390' 1,948 m

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Up

1,363' 416 m

Down

44%

Avg Grade (24°)

151%

Max Grade (57°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Very steep and loose. There is also poison ivy present; wear long pants. Campfires are not permitted and backcountry permits are required!

Runner Notes

This would be impossible to run due to the loose surface, and incredibly steep grade.

Description

From the road, this trail drops steeply into Long Draw. Though your journey will begin in a fairly dense forest, as you descend on this rocky trail, the vegetation will start to thin. Eventually, the draw pops you out at one of the most stunning sections of the canyon. Take a few moments to appreciate the roar of the Gunnison River, and the dramatic walls of the Black Canyon. From the bottom, you can see Island Peaks to the south, and Grizzly Gulch to the north.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#3

in North Rim

#7744

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in North Rim

#642

in Colorado

#7,744

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Photos

The view at the bottom of Long Draw looking east to Island Peaks.
May 31, 2016 near Montrose, CO
About to drop into Long Draw.
May 31, 2016 near Montrose, CO
The MIGHTY Gunnison River.
May 31, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Looking across Long Draw to the far side of the canyon.
Jun 19, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Inside Long Draw Route.
Oct 24, 2017 near Montrose, CO
Looking back up the draw, just above one of the route's most technical spots.
May 31, 2016 near Montrose, CO

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