Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Gunnison National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Great paved trail loop bike path.

hiking
25 days ago

Lovely, relaxing walk right outside my backdoor pretty much! Great for biking as well. Worth experiencing during a full moon!

hiking
7 months ago

I could explore this place for months and still not see everything. It's quite a climb, but the views are incredible!

mountain biking
7 months ago

Started from the Hartman’s parking lot and reached Aberdeen Quarry, then crossed the stream and got into the nice single track of the Aberdeen Loop, which was my final destination today. Used the double track roads to go home quickly and easily after the long ride. This route goes deep in HR but enjoyable! Make sure you have enough water to go this much far.

Great easy lake hike

road biking
8 months ago

Autumn aspen leaves galore, nice views, go up hill and then down hill !

off road driving
8 months ago

Road 740, we rode on atvs an motorcycle. beautiful road especially with turning aspen, lots of panoramic views! moderately trafficed, but it was a beautiful saturday! lots if smooth sandy road, some rocky sections that 4wd helped me climb but rare.

hiking
8 months ago

Did this trail today from the Elkton side all the way up to Gothic Mountain Summit...Beautiful views, but not for the faint of heart. About halfway to Gothic Mountain, the trail is VERY steep. And the second false summit of Gothic Mountain is basically scrambling over loose rocks, so come prepared. The views are definitely worth it!
Also there are some very deep ruts on Washington Gulch road, you will need a high clearance vehicle for. I took my X5 and made it just fine, although there were some intense parts.

Great workout, Beautiful Trail

On a holiday weekend plan on BIG crowds. Expect great views, but lots of noise on most of the hike during a holiday weekend. Great if you want to play in the water and hike!

8 months ago

You can't park on the road or at the trailhead. 3/4 mile hike from the highway but nowhere to park there either...elitist region...

I hiked this Trail on August 4th. It's a scenic trail with lots of great views. I started on the Gothic side of the trail which apparently is harder as it's mostly uphill but the views were great. I didn't see too many people along the way which was nice. The wildflowers were absolutely stunning!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked this trail from the Gothic side and it was straight up, or felt like it but the views were amazing and the sunflowers were in full bloom and plentiful. Definitely an amazing hike.

9 months ago

BEYOND beautiful hike! Good parking, challenging workout and jaw dropping views. Would do again in a heartbeat.

Perfect first hike from lowland

off road driving
10 months ago

Love Hartman

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome trail. First half mile is a pretty constant climb. Wildflowers everywhere on the way up the first 2 miles. Right at about the 2 mile mark there is a stream crossing. After that there were still a few patches of snow but they are for the most part avoidable. Upon reaching the 3rd mile mark, there are spectacular views looking through Gothic Canyon with the Maroon Peaks across from you. Continuing up the trail was dry for the rest of the way until reaching the chairs overlooking Washington Gulch.

hiking
10 months ago

What an amazing place!!! Great camping spots and amazing views!!!

97% blacktop suitable for street bike. Several wooden bridges. Start at mile marker 0 across and south of ranger station and at base of sledding hill. Head up hill for 6 miles. Old mind is cool to see. Nice vistas and mostly shaded. Can stop in Leadville half way through for lunch or drinks. We made the loop in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Glad we went up hill first.

road biking
11 months ago

My wife and I rode bikes clockwise around this loop. It was great. Rented bikes in town for a reasonable price and left from right there. Clockwise is the easier direction to go, there's more downhill. Going the other way would be a little more of a workout. Awesome views at every corner, and lots of old mines to ride by. Definitely a worthwhile activity if in Leadville. Paved the whole way, every town should have bike paths like this!! But not many will have this kind of view.

11 months ago

The perfect combo of hard work in the beginning with the beautiful views on the way down.

Historic trail, but no motor vehicles allowed or skateboard. It's mostly a bike trail

walking
11 months ago

Good trail, definitely more for bikes than hikes. Paved the entire way, lots of interesting signs describing the history of Leadville. Rated moderate mostly for the 10,000 ft elevation the trail sits at. Incline is very gradual.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Brutally steep first mile, but evens out thereafter. Great views throughout, and nice change between forest and open areas.

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A fairly steep climb up, but well worth it. The downhill has a nice flow with a few technical sections. I highly recommend! The trail system on Strand Hill is very well marked and there are a lot of different trail options to take on the way down.

Monday, October 24, 2016

nice trail and not very difficult. Go past the first lake you see and there is a better lake and view at the top.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hiking, peaceful beautiful
Trail

trail running
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Beautiful. I love how much mining history is spread throughout this trail. Moderate is a stretch - I would consider this easy. Miles 3-5 (marked by trail mile markers) is where almost of the gain is. Miles 7-10 are fairly boring - bring some music or an audiobook - you'll likely have cell reception the whole hike!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

About half way through this hike, I was thinking about writing a mediocre review. We pressed on and are oh so glad we did. The views at the top are stunning. Would be fabulous in the summer with the wild flowers in bloom. However, the fall colors, brisk air and no traffic on the trail made this hike fantastic.

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