Cuts off a mile in half the distance!
Mountain biking can be dangerous - please know your skill level and be appropriately prepared with PPE before starting any trail.
The Gunny Cutoff (it is not named on BLM or COPMOBA maps) cuts off a large (1.2 mile) loop of the Gunnison Loop trail in the Little Park trail system via an old road.
The hike starts from the top of the hill where the Little Park to Gunny Loop trail comes in. From here, the trail is straightforward down an old, closed road. This trail is popular with mountain bikers looking to do a quicker version of the Gunny Loop. The trail crosses several sandstone ledges - keep an eye out for ripple marks in the rock that provides evidence that this area was once a beach, along with other fossil traces from a bygone era.
The trail ends at a four-way intersection, where this trail intersects the Gunny Loop. Turning right on the Gunny Loop will bring you back to the start of this trail, and turning left will bring you down to the Little Park Road. Going straight will bring you up the Big Hill (trail described elsewhere). Continue on one of these trails or head back up the hill the way you came.
None, bring all you need.
This trail is rated Intermediate (Blue) for mountain bikers.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.