Black Canyon

Villa Grove, Colorado 81155

Black Canyon

Black Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A short trail up a narrow valley in this 1,202-acre wilderness study area offers access to the Nipple Mountain Trail. Hike along the rocky trail (754) up into the mouth of the narrow canyon along the small creek. Cross the creek several times before intersecting a larger trail/road on the left that leads up to a small bench with views of the San Luis Valley to the west and some small mine sites.

This area offers good camping, and the thin trail beyond
continues up the valley to rejoin the main trail. If staying on the main trail, cross the creek to the left (north) side of the valley before rejoining the spur trail. Just after this intersection, you cross the wilderness boundary."

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Trail Information

Villa Grove
Nearby City
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
Best May to October
9,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,500 feet
Top Elevation
Rio Grande National Forest, San Isabel National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Valley View Hot Springs
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