GUNSIGHT PASS ROAD

North of Crested Butte, Gunsight Pass Road is open to OHV users. 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. Non-residents are not required to register in Colorado, if they are registered in their home states. 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.

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Local Contact(s):  Gunnison National Forest (970) 641-0471; Crested Butte Visitors (800) 545-4505; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Timber Sleds ATV Rental (970) 209-6720.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Colorado 4WD Trails" from Charles Welss

Best Season:  Aug. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Crested Butte Hostel (888) 389-0588; Pioneer Cabins (970) 349-5517; Oh-Be-Joyful Campground

Luxury Loding:  Scarp Ridge Lodge, Crested Butte (866) 479-4677; Elk Mountain Lodge, Crested Butte (970) 349-7533

Breakfast Restaurant:  Izzys Cafe; First Ascent Coffee Roasters

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