I arrived in Gunnison last Monday, and based myself just 2 miles from Hartman Rocks, this gave me a chance to not just study the map, but to actually visit the area, and get my bearings.
Once I had walked around one or two of the trails, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to love riding the Hartman Rocks Trails.
The only thing that could potentially spoil things for me was “too many people” …
Trail Stats & Information
Nearby City: Gunnison
Length: +6000 acres of trails
Trail Type: You decide
Skill Level: Aerobically: easy – strenuous, Technically: easiest-difficult
Duration: You decide
Trailhead Elev: 7700 feet
Top Elev: 8300 feet
Guide Book Description
Seeing as Hartman Rocks was just 2 miles from where I was based, I took my time getting ready.
It was a fantastic day to ride, clear blue sky on a crisp Friday morning.
I started riding at 10am, and there were just 2 cars in the lot, that was an excellent sign. I sent all in all just over 7 hours riding all the trails I came across.
START >> Jacks Trail >> Tailpipe >> The Ridge >> Top of the World >> Alonso’s >>Behind the Rocks >> The Luge >> Buddy Bear >> Dirty Sock >> Dave Moe’s >> Enchanted Forest >> Skull Pass >>Aberdeen Loop >> Outback >> Back in >> then followed the dirt road back to >>Josie’s >> back to START
In the whole 7 hours that I was on the trails, I did not come across anyone, until the last hour, and then I came across 2 people on a moto trail bike, and 1 group of 3 bikers.
I enjoyed every minute of all the trails I did, and would definitely recommend Hartman Rocks.
Where do I start? I spent more than 7 hours on these fantastic trails, and it seemed like 2 hours. the combination of great weather, excellent trails, no people and stunning views, made my day a perfect one.
If like me, you love to bike in open rugged spaces with stunning views and fantastic singletracks, then Hartman Rocks is definitely gonna put a smile on your chops… For me it was a perfect day, and I give Hartman Rocks a perfect 10/10
Traffic on Trail : 2 people on a motorbike and 1 group of 3 bikers
Wild Life : a snake
Scenery : Fantastic Scenery
Other : My experience might have been different if I did this on a weekend or after 4 o’ clock..
My Trail Rating : 10 / 10