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Sidewinder Trail

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A wonderful singletrack trail along the Gunnison Gorge Recreation Area.


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20.8

Miles

33.5

KM

Point to Point

6,316' 1,925 m

High

5,293' 1,613 m

Low

2,128' 649 m

Up

2,567' 782 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

Sheep ranchers graze their sheep along portions of this trail during the spring. It's better to avoid them completely then to chance a run-in with the sheep dogs!

Description

This trail can be taken in either direction. Starting on the southern end will allow for a net-downhill outing though, which makes the going slightly easier. Multiple 4WD roads intersect sidewinder allowing you to complete this long trail in segments or stash water/food along the way, so you don't need to carry as much.

There is no water on this trail, so bring plenty, arrange for a friend to offer support, or keep plenty stashed along the way!

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Robert Conley

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  5.0 from 3 votes

#925

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#925

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Technical trail with views
Nov 13, 2022 near Olathe, CO
Technical trail that provides nice views of valley, San Juans and occasionally the Gunnison River.
Nov 13, 2022 near Olathe, CO
The trail never gives up its technical nature.
Jan 10, 2017 near Olathe, CO
There is plenty of slickrock to enjoy on the Sidewinder Trail!
Jan 10, 2017 near Olathe, CO
The Sidewinder Trail offers classic high-desert singletrack.
Jan 10, 2017 near Delta, CO

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Mar 18, 2019
Tor P
This was a super cool little hike through a slot canyon, but I can imagine it being busy with bikes when it's not a random Monday afternoon 2mi