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Gunnison, CO 81230
Riding in Gunnison, CO
Gunnison is a great place to ride a dirt bike! With over 5,000 miles of dirt roads and dirt bike accessible trails (that's what they tell me) you could spend your life on two wheels here.
I've included links to info on the Gunnison area and the trail riding around here.
Gunnison itself is located at 7,700'. You could easily be riding at 12,000'. It's the Rocky Mountains, take it seriously.
Sun Sports of Gunnison - sells KTM dirt bikes, Yamaha and Kawasaki dirt bikes and ATVs, and Yamaha and Polaris snowmobiles. The owner, Morrill Griffith, is really good with high altitude jetting questions. 970-641-0883
Gunnison Motorsports - a dealer for Husaberg and Gas Gas motorcycles and Arctic Cat ATVS and Snowmobiles, and an independent service and accessories dealer. The owner is Fritz Kadlec, an 80s ISDE rider and offroad champion. 970-641-7377
Davis Service Center of Montrose - 2380 East Main (east Hwy 50). A KTM, Gas Gas, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha dealer of everything that moves. Just 60 miles west of Gunnison, in the great riding area of Montrose, CO. 800-551-1107/970-249-8161
Highland Motorcycles - 5068-A N. Townsend, Montrose, CO 81401 Independent sales and repair, used bikes, accessories. Morgan Spradling, the owner, is a great guy and will treat you right. 970-240-2197
Timberline Motorsports of Buena Vista - located 65 miles east of Gunnison. They sell ATVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles. 719-395-4272
High Country Connection of Salida - located 65 miles east of Gunnison. A Kawasaki dealer. 719-539-6168
Lodging in Taylor Park & Sargents
There are dozens of motels in the Gunnison Valley, but these two particularly cater to dirt bikers and ATV riders.
You can buy good maps at Sun Sports, Gunnison Motorsports or the Bookworm (970-641-3693), our excellent little bookstore. I recommend the Trails Illustrated maps for the most details - they are big enough for use with a GPS system. Maps from Latitude 40 are excellent for giving an overview of an area. Be aware that not all trails are on all maps, trails sometimes disappear or are closed, and you should use caution and common sense when riding.
Colorado Backcountry Trail Riders Alliance - Carbondale based riding club.
GOATS - Gunnison Valley OHV Alliance of Trailriders.
Racing in Colorado
Land Management Agencies:
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests - controls most of the riding areas. 970-641-0471
Bureau of Land Management - the BLM controls some of the areas around Gunnison. 970-641-0471
Gunnison Chamber of Commerce - info on business in the area.
The Gunnison Country Times - the weekly newspaper in the Gunnison area.
Gunnison Weather Report - from the Weather Underground. About as good as anything you'll find, this is what I use.