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We pulled over for the scenic views and took a short walk with our dogs. We'll definitely be coming... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Sarah W
Boulder, Colorado
Great Views from 9000 ft

On the CO SR 92 side of the Black Canyon so quite a drive to get here - but the views are worth it... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
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9 Nov 2017
23 Apr 2017
“Great Views from 9000 ft”
Scenic six-mile hiking trail in Colorado's Curecanti National Recreation Area.
Gunnison, CO
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We pulled over for the scenic views and took a short walk with our dogs. We'll definitely be coming back to do the full hike sometime. It looks incredible. The photos don't do it justice. It's incredibly beautiful and worth your time, even for a...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 23 April 2017

On the CO SR 92 side of the Black Canyon so quite a drive to get here - but the views are worth it - there is a walk into the canyon here but guessing that will be a tough one! Toilet and Picnic facilities...More

Thank Baxie
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This rest area overlooks a lake that is upstream from a dam on the Gunnison river. It's nice enough and has a nice view. We stopped here because we need to eat a lunch picnic. It has several picnic benches, one of which was under...More

2  Thank viperflt
Reviewed 21 September 2016

First off, there is a stop on Highway 92 with a beautiful view that is called Hermit's Rest. From here, there is a trail that you can hike down to the river, The point on the river is also called Hermit's Rest. The view from...More

1  Thank R0gerT99
Reviewed 8 August 2016

One of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. Even thought it was raining, it still took my breath away. (Bathroom available if needed.)

Thank MartiB
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We parked at the dam and rode to Hermit's rest, then 5 miles beyond and turned around getting in nearly 50 miles with over 4000' of elevation gain. Minimal traffic on this north rim road even on the Sunday of Memorial weekend. A beautifully scenic...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Hermit's Rest is a nice stop on the way up from Mesa Verde Reservoir via Hwy 92 going to the North Rim Road. This stop off features picnic tables, rest room facilities, a very tough 3 mile hiking trail, and a beautiful view of the...More

Thank Goatesians
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Nice location to take a break from driving and just to soak up the sights down into the Black Canyon as well as looking at the mountains. Nice ramada, picnic tables and bathroom facilites.

Thank 444love2travelaround
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I didn't do this trail - it's rather strenuous. However, the view from here is spectacular. Highly recommend a stop (and a picnic in the covered area!). It's a great place.

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 15 June 2014

It is a 3 mile down and then on the way back 3 miles up. The trail is well maintained but be prepared for a good workout since elevation change between trailhead and the end of the trail at the Hermit Rest is about 1800...More

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