March 27, 2012

Hartmans Rocks are Open for Slaying!

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Announced earlier this week that some of the Hartmans Rocks Recreational Area are now open. Here is the scoop for Gunnison Trails!

Conditions: March 26th, Yes it feels like Spring and mtn bike riding is soon to be the sport of choice. A reminder, Hartman Rocks has specific area closures by the BLM for Sage Grouse Management -from March 15th through May 15th.

March 26, 2012 – Hartman Rocks is open north of the Powerlines Road. Please remember that the following trails, roads and areas are closed to bikes and motos until May 15, 2012 for Sage-grouse protection:

Skull Pass
Aberdeen Loop
Back In
All roads south of the Powerlines Road.
Aberdeen Quarry Area
Also, there is still snow and mud on north facing aspects. If it looks muddy and snowy ahead, consider turning around. It’s much better for our trails and for your bike. The whole place will be bone dry before you know it. If you must press onward, please stay directly on the trail; don’t create additional resource damage by riding around snow and muddy sections. Thanks!

Dave Wiens
Gunnison Trails

Having ridding the following trails March 27, 2012 I can attest that rubber tires and single track is here before the mountain closes! Take a peak of some photos and enjoy being back on the bike!

About the Author

4. Seth Tucker
Seth Tucker has called Crested Butte home for some time learning the skills to explore the West Elk Mountains, whether it be mountain biking single track, hiking peaks or enjoying backcountry powder. Get out there and enjoy your mountain surroundings!


Seth Tucker says:

Great to know that you can ski and mountain bike in the same day again!