North Vista Trail

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

Elevation Gain2,514ft
Trailhead Elevation7,716ft
Elevation Min/Max7576/8572ft
Elevation Start/End7716/7716ft

North Vista Trail

North Vista Trail is a hiking trail in Montrose County, Colorado. It is within Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 7,716 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,514 feet. The North Rim Ranger Station information office is near the trailhead. There are also drinking water, restrooms, and a parking.

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Hiking Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Maryann Gaug, Revised by Sandy Heise
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"The North Vista Trail follows the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, traveling through Gambel oak and piñon-juniper forest. Dramatic canyon views appear along the trail and at two unprotected overlooks accessed by short spur trails. A third and longer spur loops out to the accurately named Exclamation Point, with an incredible view into the canyon. From here, the trail continues along the north rim, then switchbacks up to the top of Green Mountain (8,563 feet). The spectacular, aerial view of the Black Canyon is almost surrealistic. A short loop takes you around the top of Green Mountain, offering a 360-degree view of western Colorado."

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Trail Information

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Nearby City
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
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USGS Grizzly Ridge
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