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black Sidewinder Trail

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20.8 mile 33.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,223' 677 m
Descent: -2,663' -812 m
High: 6,317' 1,925 m
Low: 5,291' 1,613 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Robert Conley

A wonderful singletrack trail along the Gunnison Gorge Recreation Area.

Robert Conley

Features -none-

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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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

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