Best Gunnison River Bluffs/Spanish Trail Horseback Riding

The 52nd most popular equestrian trail in Colorado.

  Grand Junction, Colorado, US


  July 24, 2016

South of Grand Junction, the Gunnison River Bluffs Trail is a 6.7 mile route that links with the 3.5 mile Spanish Trail to form a loop. The route is open to horseback riding but is mainly used by mountain bikers. While there are two trailheads, the southern trailhead is designed to accommodate equestrian users.

To reach the southern trailhead from Grand Junction, head south on US50 to 31 Road. Turn right heading south on 31 Road (formerly Old Whitewater Road) for 2.0 miles. Trailhead parking area is on the right. This trailhead is the intersection of both the Gunnison River Bluffs Trail and the Spanish Trail.

Overall, Gunnison River Bluffs/Spanish Trail is the 52nd most popular horse trail of all 58 horseback rides in Colorado. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Gunnison River Bluffs/Spanish Trail including Battlement Trail, Dominguez Canyon and Tabeguache Trail.

Local Contacts:  BLM (970) 244-3000; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

GPS:  38.991671, -108.473039

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  17933

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