Hartman Rocks

HARD 26 reviews
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Hartman Rocks is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gunnison, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1686 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

The Hartman Rocks area offers high desert riding in a 6,000-acre basin. Funky granite formations, slickrock, sand, and sage add to this geological curiositys appeal. The Rocks, as Gunnison locals call it, is a mountain biking area replete with interconnecting trails. This route skirts the perimeter of the Hartman Rocks area and follows, in part, the Rage in the Sage course, Gunnisons annual mountain bike race. Although the trails throughout Hartman Rocks can get confusing, this shouldnt deter you from riding the Rocks, as efforts are continually being made to distinguish the right from the wrong way. Take notice of smaller rocks or sticks imbedded in the ground across a trail, signifying a wrong way. Observe branches lying parallel to a trail, seemingly pointing the right way. In general, look for natural reference points, which might otherwise seem out of place: a stacked pile of rocks (cairns), orange tape, painted arrows, or even arrows drawn in the sand. Terrain: Jeep road and singletrack. The trail rolls over hilly terrain and through sagebrush meadowland. Much of the terrain is hard-packed, but there are a number of rocky and sandy sections. Some sections go through riparian areas. The area offers seemingly endless miles of singletrack and dirt road that break off in every direction.

mountain biking
2 days 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.

hiking
29 days ago

rock climbing
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rock climbing
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hiking
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off road driving
2 months ago

Love Hartman

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Great hiking.. Easy to moderate. Fun to mountain bike too

off road driving
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hartmans is always great. Some of the best desert single track in CO.

If you don't like technical, stick w the greens and figure out which way is downhill for them because they are still very much a blast.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Hartman's is a great place to do almost every outdoor sport know. With cool caves and hiking trails and biking terrain, it is worth it to visit.

trail running
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Great place for trail running

mountain biking
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rad trial. Great for mountain bikers and hikers alike. It's also perfect for dirt bikes and other assorted off-road vehicles. There are many camp sites as well