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Gunsight Pass Road ATV Riding Map
COUNTRY: US   STATE: Colorado   (Printer Version)
REGION: Gunnison National Forest   TITLE: Gunsight Pass Road ATV Riding
NOTES: North of Crested Butte, Gunsight Pass Road is open to ATV riding. Gunsight Pass Road is an abandoned mine access road. This is a steep, rocky five mile climb up 3,000 feet to Gunsight Pass starting just south of Oh Be Joyful campground. Get ready for a lot of switchbacks -- they seem endless!

The trailhead is located on Slate River Road. There is a signed turnoff and plenty of parking. Note: youll need to ford the Slate River since the bridge is out -- so make sure to go after the snow has melted.

Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in Colorado. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.

Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is only permitted if the road is unpaved and if it is not maintained by Gunnison County.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Gunnison National Forest (970) 641-0471; Crested Butte Visitors (800) 545-4505; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Timber Sleds ATV Rental (970) 209-6720.
ADDITIONAL READING: Guide To Taylor Park/Crested Butte ATV Trails from Charles Welss
SEASON: Aug. - Sep.
RATING: Moderate
BREAKFAST JOINT: Izzys Cafe; First Ascent Coffee Roasters
BASE CAMP: Crested Butte Hostel (888) 389-0588; Pioneer Cabins (970) 349-5517; Oh-Be-Joyful Campground
LUXURY LODGE: Scarp Ridge Lodge, Crested Butte (866) 479-4677; Elk Mountain Lodge, Crested Butte (970) 349-7533
QUESTIONS?: Click Here To E-Mail This Area

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Gunsight Pass Road ATV Riding
Photo Location: O-Be-Joyful Valley from Gunsight Pass Road (CO/US)

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