Hermit's Rest - Gunnison, CO - Rest stop consisting of a strenuous trail leading to camp sites and restrooms


Hermit's Rest is located just off of Highway 92, almost 17 miles west from the junction on Highway 50. There is no exact physical address for Hermit's Rest as it is a resting stop, trail, camp site, and picnic area found off of the highway. The Hermit's Rest stop also consists of the start of the trailhead of Hermit's Rest Trail. The trail is approximately six miles round trip and consists of a strenuous climb with very little shady spots.

The elevation change for the trail at Hermit's Rest is approximately 1,800 feet and hikers should allow at least three hours for a round trip hike along the trail. Hiking shoes or boots are highly recommended and hikers should bring a few quarts of water per person when hiking, especially during the summer months. During the hot summers near Gunnison the sun can be scorching. Ticks are prevalent in the area during those hot weather conditions and hikers should check for ticks after their hike.

There are no restrooms in the area but they can be found at nearby Morrow Point Reservoir at the scenic vista overlook. At the end of the trail is where you will locate the restrooms, picnic tables, campsites, fire grates, and some shade.

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