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Gunny Cutoff Trail, CO

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Difficulty 1 of 5
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Distance One Way 0.54 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,532 feet
Elevation Gain -198 feet
Avg Time One Way 30 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.87
Backpack No
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Author PaleoRob
author avatar Guides 159
Routes 157
Photos 5,594
Trips 993 map ( 2,240 miles )
Age 39 Male Gender
Location Grand Junction, CO
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Mar → Early
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  4:55am - 7:43pm
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Cuts off a mile in half the distance!
by PaleoRob

Warning
Mountain biking can be dangerous - please know your skill level and be appropriately prepared with PPE before starting any trail.


Overview
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.

Hike
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.


Water Sources
None, bring all you need.

Camping
No.

Note
This trail is rated Intermediate (Blue) for mountain bikers.

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2020-05-16 PaleoRob

    One-Way Notice
    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.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
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    Directions
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    Connector trail - Not Applicable

    To hike
    This trail does not start or end at a paved trailhead, it is a connector and only accessible via other trails.
    page created by PaleoRob on May 16 2020 4:29 pm
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