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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
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      Located just northeast of Montrose, the Gunnison Gorge NCA encompasses 62,844 acres of BLM-managed lands that provide the ideal playground for outdoor adventurers of many persuasions.

      The gorge boasts world-class Gold Medal trout fishing and is also a great place for challenging and remote whitewater rafting and kayaking. The river can be reached via four hiking trails, all of which can be accessed from Falcon Road.

      The NCA also features hiking, biking, horseback riding and motorized sports adventures on primitive roads and trails that wind their way through adobe badland formations, scenic sandstone canyons and diverse native plant populations. The 20-mile single-track Sidewinder Trail snakes in and out of canyons and is an expert-level, technical trail for those on two wheels.
      AKA: Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Sidewinder Trailhead google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 1, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      5,689 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,814 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,090 ft
      Reports
      5
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      66

      Popular Gunnison Gorge Mountain Biking Trails

      Gunnison Gorge Mountain Bike Routes

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      Pleasure Park
      2 miles
      20 mile Gunnison Gorge All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog20 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 0 rides

      Photos of Gunnison Gorge Mountain Bike

      trail: Sidewinder
      186 |
      Oct 19, 2017 @ 6:58am
      Oct 19, 2017
      trail: Sidewinder
      185 |
      Oct 19, 2017 @ 6:58am
      Oct 19, 2017
      trail: Sidewinder
      226 |
      Nov 14, 2016 @ 7:55pm
      Nov 14, 2016
      trail: Sidewinder
      303 |
      Nov 14, 2016 @ 7:54pm
      Nov 14, 2016
      trail: Sidewinder
      230 |
      Nov 14, 2016 @ 7:53pm
      Nov 14, 2016
      trail: Sidewinder
      456 |
      May 12, 2013 @ 9:16am
      May 12, 2013

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Sidewinder
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 5:29am
      Oct 1, 2021
      Prevalent Mudrswischuk3Very thick mud on the trail after recent...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1062989perfectblemgjriddentrailSidewinder
      Oct 27, 2021 @ 10:27am
      Oct 27, 2021
      user #1062989perfectblemgjvotetrailSidewinder
      Oct 27, 2021 @ 10:27am
      Oct 27, 2021
      user #2048695SilverchippywishlisttrailSidewinder
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 3:39pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #1862202rswischuk3addreportSidewinder
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 5:29am
      Oct 1, 2021
      user #1276908trjudkinsaddreportSidewinder and 2 more
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 1:28pm
      Apr 25, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2356770Josephcain4trailSidewinderExcellent trail, but not easy. Some flowy...
      Jan 8, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      Jan 8, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Peach Valley 1 1 15.9 km
      North Fork Crossroads 8 6 111.8 km
      Sunset Mesa 6 9 214.8 km
      Dry Creek 4 9 5 117.3 km
      Buzzard Gulch 6 519.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike431 miles5,689 ft12 miles1,814 ft
      #7,169#3,02965192
      E-Bike226 miles5,673 ft12 miles1,814 ft
      41
      Hike431 miles5,689 ft12 miles1,814 ft
      #6,265#2,880519
      Trail Running431 miles5,689 ft12 miles1,814 ft
      #6,265#2,876511
      Horse17 miles1,998 ft4 miles932 ft
      1
      Dirtbike/Moto226 miles5,673 ft12 miles1,814 ft
      41
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
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      • gunnison gorge activity log | embed map of Gunnison Gorge mountain bike trails | gunnison gorge mountain biking points of interest

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