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The Best Hiking in Montrose County

Looking for the best hiking in Montrose County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Montrose County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Montrose County

  • Crawford, Colorado

    Warner Route

    4.33 mi / 3228 ft gain
    Warner Route is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Warner Point Nature Trail

    5.0
    1.52 mi / 279 ft gain
    Warner Point Nature Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Montrose County, Colorado

    Snowshoe in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    2 mi / 377 ft gain
    Winter is a great time to visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Covered in snow, the canyon seems even more dramatic and sheer. The park road is plowed up until the visitor center, and there is no entrance fee in the winter. The rest of the park road is groomed for cross country skiin...
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Sunset View Trail

    0.09 mi / 30 ft gain
    Sunset View Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Dragon Point Trail

    0.37 mi / 52 ft gain
    Dragon Point Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Cedar Point Nature Trail

    0.42 mi / 167 ft gain
    Cedar Point Nature Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Hike to the Painted Wall

    4.5
    1 mi / 25 ft gain
    At 2,250 feet, the Painted Wall in Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a sight that cannot be truly captured in photos. The layers of rock along the cliff's wall resembles a canvas with streaks from a paintbrush. This canyon took eons to create, and this view of the river and canyon walls is the high...
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Painted Wall View Trail

    0.24 mi / 59 ft gain
    Painted Wall View Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Devils Lookout Trail

    0.52 mi / 243 ft gain
    Devils Lookout Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Hike the Chasm View Nature Trail

    5.0
    1 mi
    This easy trail is located along the north rim of the canyon and can be completed as either a short loop hike or a shorter out and back to the first overlook. You’ll find the trailhead at the North Rim Campground. The views of the canyon along this trail are fantastic, some of the best in the par...
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Chasm View Nature Trail

    0.54 mi / 528 ft gain
    Chasm View Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Olathe, Colorado.
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Rock Point Trail

    0.38 mi / 56 ft gain
    Rock Point Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Cross Fissures Trail

    0.27 mi / 52 ft gain
    Cross Fissures Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Exclamation Point

    2.88 mi / 912 ft gain
    Exclamation Point is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crawford, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Green Mountain Summit Via North Vista Trail

    6.75 mi / 1713 ft gain
    Green Mountain Summit Via North Vista Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Crawford, Colorado.
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Hike the Gunnison Route

    5.0
    2 mi / 1800 ft gain
    Immediately upon arriving, secure a permit to scramble down 1,800ft in one mile to the Gunnison River. There are no hiking trails below the rim of the canyon, and because of its relentless steepness and rock exposure, the only existing routes are incredibly steep and loose. To protect the delicat...
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