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The Best Hiking in Montrose

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

Top hiking spots in and near Montrose

  • 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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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Hike to Tomichi Point and Gunnison Point Overlooks

    5.0
    2 mi
    To access the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, take US 50 and CO 347 to the south entrance, 15 miles east of Montrose. There is no bridge between the north and south rims of the canyon - make sure you enter from the Montrose side.After passing through the entrance stat...
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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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  • 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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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Hike to the Painted Wall

    4.0
    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

    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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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Pulpit Rock Overlook Trail

    0.12 mi / 98 ft gain
    Pulpit Rock Overlook Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife 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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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Tomichi Trail

    1.26 mi / 1722 ft gain
    Tomichi Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Cimarron, Colorado.
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Oak Flat Loop Trail

    1.38 mi / 335 ft gain
    Oak Flat Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cimarron, Colorado.
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