- Seven miles northeast of Montrose at the Gunnison Gorge NCA
- 9 mile roundtrip
- 4.5 to 5.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6500 feet
- Elevation Change:
- -1200 feet
Well developed. Gradual slope with one section of steep switchbacks. Great views & good river access. 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.
Ute Trail has a 2.5 mile access road.