Greater Gunnison Area Snowmobile Trails
The Greater Gunnison Area offers many snowmobiling opportunities. Multiple mountain passes invite snowmobilers to explore the areas wilderness. Visit the many mountain towns that populate this region. After a day of hard riding, take a dip in the hot springs at Waunita Hot Springs to warm up and relax.
Trail Access Is Separated Into Three Areas Around Gunnison, Colorado
THE OHIO CREEK AREA is north of Gunnison and accessed from Highway 135 and Ohio Creek Road. From there you will reach the Ohio Creek Trailhead where you can park and unload your sleds.
CARBON CREEK TRAIL: From the Ohio Creek Trailhead, the Carbon Creek Trail is on the east side. This trail leads to the Carbon Peak area on the Crested Butte and Taylor Park Snowmobile Map.
OHIO CREEK: This trail leads you north toward Crested Butte. The Ohio Creek trail takes snowmobilers up over Ohio Pass and down to Crested Butte. You can see the rest of this trail on our Crested Butte and Taylor Park Snowmobile Map.
OHIO PEAK TRAIL: From the Ohio Creek Trailhead, take the trail that branches to the west toward Ohio Peak.
THE GUNNISON AREA, offers two trails for snowmobilers with some unique sightseeing opportunities of the Hartman Rock Recreation Area and Lost Canyon's Ridge.
HARTMAN ROCK TRAIL: Access this trail by taking Road 38 south of Gunnison to the Hartman Rock Trailhead. The trailhead offers plenty of space for unloading and parking. The Hartman Rock Trail travels west and curves around to the north through the Hartman Rock Recreation Area eventually coming to an end at Highway 50. Take advantage of the granite ridge that dominates the area and explore its miles of groomed trails.
LOST CANYON: North of Gunnison along Highway 135, take a right on Road 10 that leads to the Lost Canyon Trailhead. The trail travels upward and on to a ridge that has open views for several miles.
THE WAUNITA SPRINGS AREA: East of Gunnison off Highway 50, there are many trails that lead east to the Salida and Monarch Area. Many of these snowmobiles trails start from Waunita Hot Springs where there is ample parking. To get to Waunita Hot Springs, from Highway 50 at Parlin take Road 887 north.
BLACK SAGE PASS TRAIL: Black Sage Pass Trail takes snowmobilers east up and over Black Sage Pass and eventually over to the Old Monarch Pass Trail on the Salida and Monarch Snowmobile Map.
HANCOCK PASS: From the town of Pitkin, on County Road 76, Hancock Pass trail take snowmobile riders east to Hancock Pass. East of Hancock Pass, off this map, the trail continues northeast to the town of St. Elmo on the Buena Vista Area Snowmobile Trails Map.
ROAD 763: From Waunita Hot Springs, Road 763 travels north over Waunita Pass and to the mountain town of Pitkin. This is one of the shorter trails in the area. You could also start in Pitkin.
ROAD 765: At the mountain town of Pitkin, Road 765 takes the snow loving explorer northeast over Cumberland Pass. From there, Road 765 continues north off this map to Mirror Lake and Tincup on the Buena Vista Area Snowmobile Trails Map.
WHITE PINE ROAD: East of the town of Sargents is Road 888. Road 888 heads north the the White Pine Road Trailhead. Here you can unload your sleds and take White Pine Road north to Hancock Pass. Along the way are opportunities to meet up with Black Sage Pass Trail and Hancock Pass Trail.
As you can see, the Greater Gunnison Area is packed full of snowmobile trails. The mountain towns of Almont, Pitkin, Ohio City, Parlin, Sargents and Waunita Hot Springs will welcome you to the area and provide, shopping, lodging, dinning, snowmobile rentals and tours. With all of the these great winter time opportunities, the Gunnison area is on the bucket list for winter fun.
Please be respectful of our home - Colorado's Mountains. We ask that you stay on the trail. Pack out what you pack in, including your wrappers and cigarette butts and gum. Take only pictures, leave only foot prints. Learn more about snowmobile safety, rules and regulations.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
Explore the best trails in Colorado! Winter and Summer Rentals! Polaris and Arctic Cat: Snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs. Adventures: Gunnison, Crested Butte and Buena Vista provide you with days of off-roading.
30 miles from Gunnison - WHERE THE TRAILS START - in Pitkin. Silver Plume Store: Rentals ATVs and Snowmobiles, general supplies, fuel, snacks. Silver Plume Grill is open in Summer for lunch & dinner.
27 miles east of Gunnison, Waunita offers family lodge rooms, a reunion lodge, and HOT SPRINGS POOL! From the Ranch gate ATV in summer and fall, or snowmobile in winter and early spring.
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Gunnison, Colorado includes: Almont, Blue Mesa Lake, Ohio City, Parlin, Pitkin, Sargents, Sapinero, Taylor Park, Waunita Hot Springs