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Basics
Location:
Seven miles northeast of Montrose in the Gunnison Gorge NCA
Length:
2.2 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5960 feet
Elevation Change:
-500 feet

Description

Adobe clay with sand & rock outcrops. Boating put-in. Very heavy foot and horse use. Limited hiker camps.

Location:
Seven miles northeast of Montrose in the Gunnison Gorge NCA
Length:
2.2 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5960
Elevation Change:
-500
Camping Info
Limited hiker camps.
Basic Directions

The Gunnison Gorge NCA is located approximately 50 miles south of Grand Junction. Falcon Road, east off U.S. Highway 50, about 10 miles north of Montrose and just south of Olathe, provides access from the southwest.

Delta County Road 2200, approximately 10 miles east of Delta on Colorado Highway 92 near Austin, provides access to the NCA from the sorth. Follow the signs to Peach Valley Road.

The northern end of the NCA can be acessed from the BLM Gunnison Forks Day Use Area located approximately 13 miles east of Delta. Look for the Gunnison Forks/Pleasure Park sign and paved County Road 28.10 south of Colorado Highway 92.

Chukar Trail has a 7 mile access road.

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