Black Canyon Snowmobile Trails
Snowmobiling the Black Canyon of the Gunnison
From the depths of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the heights of some of Colorado's tallest peaks, snowmobiling in south central Colorado offers spectacular scenery and views.
Located in Gunnison National Forest, the trails are just north east of Montrose, close to the small mountain towns of Crawford and Paonia. All of the trails are groomed and maintained by the Delta Snowmobile Club, which makes for easy riding. Thrill-seekers, however, have plenty of opportunities to venture into hilly, ungroomed territory or play in some of the trails' meadows. Keep an eye out for anything unusual though, according to the Forest Service, Anasazi Indian ruins are still occasionally found in the area.
To access the Kebbler Pass Trailhead, follow State Road 133 fifteen miles east of Paonia to County Road 12. Take County Road 12 south for twelve miles until you reach the trailhead.
The North Fork Trailhead can be reached by taking Forest Service Road 12, also known as North Smith Fork Road, for 10 miles east of Crawford.
The Black Mesa Trails are located just south and east of Crawford. To get to the County Road 713 trailhead, turn onto County Road 713 from Highway 92, about ten miles south of Crawford. Travel east for 2.5 miles until you reach parking. The Highway 92 trailhead is at the intersection of Highway 92 at County Road 84, about 20 miles south of Crawford.
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Montrose Area, Colorado includes: Cimarron, Olathe
North Fork Valley, Colorado includes: Hotchkiss, Paonia, Somerset