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.

Amazing aspens, great views, great family hike. Last part of loop on the road.

hiking
13 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! Aspens everywhere and gorgeous views! Super easy.

hiking
21 days ago

Lots of aspens changing colors right now! Beautiful hike, long but not technically challenging.

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail, steep to the top! Worth it!!!

If you live at sea level I would definitely ride the trail clockwise. Great history of the mines, Aspen Alley just after the summit is simply stunning. Saw Elk and deer

hiking
27 days ago

TONS of trails...it's difficult to keep on any one single trail as they intersect or dump you out into a road and you pick up a new one, but there's so much exploring to do. The trails are usually easy to spot. Bring lots of water and sunscreen since there's little shade. Enough variety here to make your hike as easy or as difficult as you like. Would love to camp here sometime.

Beautiful, easy hike around the lake. Good family hike.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Drove out to The Crest the other day. The drive didn't disappoint. Beautiful.
The small section of The Crest I did was awesome. I will be back for more!!! Next ride is to Marshall Pass out and back. If you have not been out there you are missing out. Thank you Alex from single track sampler. You made my day!!!!!

Great quick afternoon hike with the family!!! Dog friendly, bike friendly, well kept trail!

Excellent leisurely hike with beautiful views.

the farther up cc rd 740 you go the better it gets. so if you still want a nice easy 3-4 mike hike, drive up as far as you can (road becomes 4x4 worthy) until the road becomes trails. you won’t be disappointed.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This is a great trail! I really don’t like how it is marketed as 30+ miles of singletrack. That’s really not the case. It is probably 15 miles of singletrack and everything else being double track or road. With that said, it is exciting and absolutely beautiful. It is one of the best trails in the country on sheer beauty alone.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife, 9yo son and 6yo daughter climbed to the 2.5mi high point (about 11,400ft) on the trail, which affords views in three directions. Some complaining from my daughter on the initial steep section and I cop to giving her a few shoulder rides, but all in all a good family hike. By late-August wild flowers are well past the peak. We spotted a pika carrying brush, two red-tailed hawks, and a mule deer with small velvety antlers. Damming the stream was a good diversion. My daughter concludes, “it was fun.” Success!

hiking
1 month ago

Hands down one of the best places to hike. You get gorgeous views, multiple hiking and climbing options, and even great for trail running and hill repeats. Best of all, it’s just on the outskirts of Gunnison and two miles from the KOA so this could easily be incorporated into your daily routine.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail, lots of hills

Great hike! The map will get you to the trail head, but there is no parking there. Start the hike at the Nordic center, you can park there. Lots of forest cover so it is a cooler hike.

mountain biking
2 months ago

This trail is accurately rated “hard.” You start with a 14ish mile, steeeeeep in places, climb up a gravel to dirt road. It is hard. As you ascend, the views are absolutely stunning. I recommend taking your shoes off to cross the pretty little creek! By the time we got to the trail, we were totally exhausted. I am a strong intermediate rider and I was ready to throw my bike off the mountain! The 5 mile DH has sections that are fast, fun, and flowy and more amazing views. There are also sections that are the hardest and most technical that I know of. A lot of the DH was treacherous and very hard! Long travel bikes and years of experience are recommended. Overall, this trail could possibly be fun if there were a shuttle up.

mountain biking
2 months ago

This trail was spectacular! I’ve ridden in many place and have never ridden a trail with views like this. We shuttled up and rode the 31+ miles of some single track but lots of dirt road. The climbs are tough but doable and are very worth the fun, very fast DH. Moderate seems accurate for this trail. It took us just under 3 hours and we finished at the gas station in Pancha. I highly recommend this trail!!!

mountain biking
2 months ago

We absolutely love this trail! It is probably the most beautiful trail I have been on. Be sure that you ride it from the south to the north or west to the east depending on how they say the thing goes but there’s definitely no way that you want to climb this single track. I recommend this as a shuttle ride otherwise it is a very tedious painstaking road ride up to the top. The turns are amazing and you can really rip through the area. I am here in July and the flowers are so tall that they hit your hands. You do not want to do it right after a rain because you get very wet very quickly. I would definitely say this is an advanced trail however. I think that the three rating system here is very miss leading.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Wow, interesting trail. It is a 14 mile climb. All on some form of road. I could kill this thing on my gravel bike but riding an 140 mm travel bike up the road for that long is quite exhausting. Not physically as much as mentally. It is beautiful, it has great views. Once the downhill starts it’s a little tricky to find your way at first but not a big deal. Then you come to the middle section of the downhill which is incredibly smooth and ultra fast. You can jump from turn to turn. It is absolute just pure fun. Probably one of my favorite sections of trail. Then you come to the third part. It is super technical. I do not advise it for anybody that is not truly and accomplished bike rider. I did it with no problem on my longer travel bike but my wife had quite a bit of issues on her hundred millimeter bike. I don’t think that the trail is really worth the climb. It would be a really fun shuttle trail. With that said, most rides in Colorado are this way so take that for what you will.

best place ive visited in a while. great views and better camp sites.

mountain biking
2 months ago

the trail up Kebler pass is much shorter, about 4-5 miles but greater inclination. awesome for mtb with a great up hill and an even better down. highly recommend .definitely on the harder side so I wouldn't reccomend for a beginner.

camping
2 months ago

tent camped at a site within Hartman Rocks for two days - it is very quiet, with gorgeous views in all directions; on the first night it did rain for a while and was pretty windy so if you’re looking to tent, make sure you have everything staked in securely

during the daytime, it may get quiet warm so be sure to bring plenty of water if you’re not looking to leave and head into town

road biking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail with wonderful scenery and interesting historical points. Apparently we went the steepest way (counter-clockwise), so will try clockwise next time. Well worth the ride!

on Lower Loop Trail

2 months ago

Great bike trail with kids as there was great single track and not too much uphill. Wonderful views and a river to cool off at.

trail running
3 months ago

This is my fav, easy and dog friendly trail literally “in town”. It skirts the Slate River and has mildly different terrain from open meadows, forest canopy and aspen groves. Very mild climb connecting the loop back to town w great views of the Butte. Hikers watch out for bikers. Great trail run. Also note it connects to other trails so you can make it a longer trek if you want.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice progressive incline. I believe closer to 9 miles from town. You will experience forest and aspen groves to open meadows with some nice wildflowers in transition. It says no dogs above but they are allowed w leash law. Lake is clear, saw lots of cutthroats. Wish I brought my rod!

trail running
3 months ago

This is an amazing trail. Not much climbing so a nice way to get in 7+ miles and enjoy the views. Through trees, open fields, water and mountain views, this trail has it all

walking
3 months ago

Don’t try to mountain bike this trail, there are too many people. There’s a decent trail that leads off behind campsite #12 and connects to the dirt roads. It was a beautiful and pretty easy ride and not many hikers.
Giving the lake trail 3 stars because while it’s gorgeous, it’s crowded and not for mountain biking which is what we went to do. Drive up from Gunnison via 730/Ohio Creek Road for a fantastic scenic drive, most of the road is dirt.

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