Hike the Chasm View Nature Trail

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Added by Matthew Eaton

If you are visiting Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and are seeking out a family friendly, easy and short hike, look no further than the Chasm View Nature Trail. 

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 park unless you drop into the canyon. You’ll hike through Pinyon and Juniper forests and see many different birds as you look into the canyon to the river, 1800 ft below. Just be careful as not all of the trail has a fence along the canyon rim.

Bonus: These trees are a perfect spot to hang your hammock for a relaxing nap somewhere along the way!

Pack List

  • Trail shoes
  • Snacks 
  • Water
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1 Miles


Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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Added by Matthew Eaton

Greetings! I am an outdoor lifestyle and adventure photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Loving life since 1983. I hope you find some of my adventures below helpful and inspiring!

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