Black Canyon Cedar Point


Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: .4 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 7846 - 7886 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Usage: Hiking - Dogs
Time: 20 mins.
Facilities: none
Trailhead: Cedar Point
Fee: $15/vehicle
Attractions: Scenic canyon
   

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The Cedar Point trail is located within the South Rim Section of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Cedar Point is one of a half dozen or so short trails that lead to view points of the Black Canyon and Gunnison River gorge. While these overlook trails are each fairly short by the time you hike them all you will have not only seen a lot of the Black Canyon but you will feel like you have had a full day of hiking.


The Cedar Point trail is just under a quarter mile in each direction.


The nice wide trail travels through oak and sage brush with many serviceberry and mountain mahogany bushes.


Many wildflowers like this balsomroot color up the trail during the spring and early summer.


There are 2 well constructed overlooks from where you can view the canyon.


The river almost looks lonely over 1800 feet below.


There's not a lot to say about the Cedar Point trail. Perhaps if you take a pair of binoculars you can spot a bighorn sheep on the cliffs below. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.