- Seven miles northeast of Montrose in the Gunnison Gorge NCA
- 3 mile roundtrip
- 1.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6160 feet
- Elevation Change:
- -840 feet
Well established with heavy use. Last 1/2 mile very steep with loose scree (not recommended for horses). Stay on the north side. Cross below old mine and climb up the final ridge berfore descending the last 200 yards to the river. Good river access with four hiker camps.
Map + Directions
The Gunnison Gorge NCA is located approximately 50 miles south of Grand Junction. Falcon Road, east off U.S. Highway 50, about 10 miles north of Montrose and just south of Olathe, provides access from the southwest.
Delta County Road 2200, approximately 10 miles east of Delta on Colorado Highway 92 near Austin, provides access to the NCA from the sorth. Follow the signs to Peach Valley Road.
The northern end of the NCA can be acessed from the BLM Gunnison Forks Day Use Area located approximately 13 miles east of Delta. Look for the Gunnison Forks/Pleasure Park sign and paved County Road 28.10 south of Colorado Highway 92.
Duncan Trail has a 2.5 mile access road.