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Rim Rock Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (7)

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

Point to Point

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

Features Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly This is a beautiful trail that would make for a sub-two-mile hike with views and signage to explore.

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

  4.4 from 7 votes

#4

in South Rim

#7603

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in South Rim

#587

in Colorado

#7,603

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Photos

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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Apr 29, 2022
Justine W
Oct 22, 2021
Arianna Shay
Oct 10, 2020
Lou Hibbard
With Jan on day trip to Black Canyon 0.9mi
Oct 4, 2020
Joe Ponthier
0.9mi — 14h 00m
Mar 24, 2020
Tom Herr
Snow and mud didn't take away from the beauty of the nature and views. 0.9mi
Sep 10, 2019
Jessie Thompson
Jul 28, 2019
Rachel Pierstorff
0.5mi
Jul 7, 2019
Shannon R
1.8mi