Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Warner Point - Member Hike

Hike Name: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Warner Point
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Nearby Town: Montrose, CO
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From Montrose, CO take US Hwy 50 east 8.2 miles to Hwy 347. Turn left and drive 7 miles to the Visitor Center. From the Visitor Center, follow the South Rim Road to its terminus about 7 miles later at High Point. This is the trail head to Warner Point.
Total Hike Distance: 1.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: High Point
Trails Used: Warner Point Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Trail starts at the parking lot at High Point. It goes across the knob at High Point and descends into a saddle between ridges. Part of the downhill into the saddle is a series of stone steps. Most of the trail is through low gambel oak and juniper trees. After topping the second ridge, the trail descends a short way to the Warner Point overlook, from which are some great views of the canyon. Return by the same trail.




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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Warner Point - October 21, 2010 October 21, 2010 3 stars 40 minutes gmyersut


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