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Gunnison RIver Bluffs / Old Spanish Trail

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This trail can be accessed from two different trailheads. The first is near HWY 50 & 28 1/2 road, the other is at the south end of the trail in Whitewater, CO. That end can be accessed either by turning in at the mesa county landfill and then taking Old Whitewater road South to the trailhead or by taking HWY 50 to whitewater and turning on 1st street and following it to the trailhead.
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Singletrack & Fire Roads
Grand Junction
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Review Date
April 14, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: cobi ,  Weekend Warrior

There are a few different ways you can ride this trail from either direction. You can do a 5 mile loop using both trails from the Whitewater trailhead. You can do a short fun little 3.5 mile loop on the GJ side or you can do both trails in full. I just started biking again and it's close to my house so I've been exploring it. I would say it's a beginner ride with some intermediate sections?

For more info and maps, I'd check one of these sites:

Recommended Route:
Starting from the 28 1/2 road trail head I would head up to the saddle, keep to the right and follow the Gunnison River Bluffs (GRB) portion back to the south. When you get to the junction I would cross over to the Old Spanish trail (OST) portion (left) and ride that direction until you get to the other trailhead. At this point you'll be back on the GRB trail and when you get back to the junction take the OST back to the parking area. I did the GRB out and OST back, I think it would be better to cross over at the junction as I described above.

It might make more sense if you look at the map:

Take my ratings with a grain of salt, I've only been back on a mountain bike for a month after 15 years away from the sport... so I don't have much to compare it to anymore.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mary's Loop, Lunch Loop trails

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