Top Adventures in Gunnison

  • Camp at Hartman Rocks

    Just 3 miles outside the small south central town of Gunnison, Colorado lies Hartman Rocks recreation area. This 8000 acre open space includes 40 miles of single track trails as well as 33 miles of road. Camping at Hartman Rocks is the perfect way...

  • Mountain Biking in Colorado's Hartman Rocks

    Drive four miles south of Gunnison, Colorado and you'll find Hartman Rocks. Meet up with your friend at the parking lot at the base and head out with your bikes onto Jack's Trail, a singletrack trail that takes you onto the main routes through BLM...

  • Hike the Dillon Pinnacles Trail

    The Dillon Pinnacles are a geologic phenomenon of southern Colorado. Volcanic eruptions formed the breccia rock into towering spires above the Sapinero Basin of Blue Mesa Reservoir. This packed dirt trail starts at about 7500 feet and climbs to a ...

    4 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike to Roosevelt Mine

    Abandoned in 1919, Roosevelt Mine is a lost treasure of Gunnison County, Colorado. Exactly three miles outside the tiny town of Ohio City is the unmarked trailhead on the side of a road pull off for Roosevelt the mine. The trail is otherwise well ...

    1.5 miles

  • Drive Kebler Pass for Fall Colors

    Kebler Pass, or Gunnison County Road (GCR) 12, is an excellent place to see fall colors in Colorado. You won't get nearly as much congestion as on Independence Pass in Aspen, but you get just as many yellow and amber leaves. The road is dirt but p...

  • Mountain Bike Strand Hill

    Strand Hill is a Crested Butte local favorite -- and for good reason.While the trail is a loop system, there are two different ways you can do the climb:The first way is by riding up Farris Creek Road (an old Jeep trail). The trailhead will start ...

  • Camp at Kebler Pass

    Camping on Kebler Pass begins at around GPS: 38.89575, -107.214655. The pass is only available during the warmer summer months but is quite the treat. We went in August to catch an eclipse and the rolling free hills made it a great place to view f...

  • Bike the Lower Loop

    While the trailhead for Lower Loop actually begins a mile and a half up Peanut Lake Road, travelers should start the trip from the town of Crested Butte, or by leaving vehicles in the designated parking area on the right hand side of the road, sho...

  • Hike the Dyke to Dark Canyon Loop

    Kebler Pass near Crested Butte is a leaf peepers paradise considering that one of the largest groves of aspens in Colorado makes its home here. If you want those postcard views of rugged mountain peaks and vibrant aspens, then I recommend hiking t...

    6.5 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Hike to Crested Butte's Scarp Ridge

    Middle Loop Approach, one of a few ways to hike Scarp Ridge, starts out on an old logging trail. The trail then opens up into a field, which is often packed with wildflowers, depending on time of year. At the first fork, continue left, at which po...

  • Hike to Meridian Lake

    The trail starts off with a small river crossing. You can find an easier place to cross nearby, or just march right through, if you have waterproof shoes or sandals.The beginning of the trail is the hardest. You will have a steep incline for about...

  • Overnight at the Maroon Hut

    Winter access to Maroon Hut in the historical Gothic townsite is by ski or snowshoe only. The ski out is 4 miles one way on moderate terrain to the Gothic Townsite, or roughly 1.5-2 hours depending on conditions.Vehicles can be left overnight at t...

    8 miles

  • Summer, a season not to be missed in Aspen!

    "I came for the winter, and stayed for the summer," is a phrase you'll often hear around town. The weather is one of the highlights. During the day the temperature hovers in the 70's and 80's, and by evening the mercury will drop into the 60's. Aspen is a place to explore and a place to recharge. Breathe in the crisp mountain air while you discover our wide-open spaces by footbike, or horse. Restore your mind, body and spirit as you reconnect with nature and loved ones in Aspen’s great outdoors. Join us for a summer adventure that’s anything but ordinary.

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