Get your cardio going up the hill
Mountain biking can be dangerous - please know your skill level and be appropriately prepared with PPE before starting any trail.
The Big Hill is not named or listed on local maps, but it follows an old disused road up a hill to a high vantage point of the Grand Valley.
The hike begins at the junction of the Gunny Cutoff and its lower intersection with the Gunny Loop. The hike is straightforward and is easy to follow. The old road ascends a high point to the northeast of the trail junction and gains roughly 100 feet in a tenth of a mile. This section of trail is not popular with mountain bikers, likely owing to the grade and lack of connections, but it is a popular destination for hikers. Once on top of the knoll, the road wraps around an old dispersed campsite to the rim. From here you have excellent views of the eastern Grand Valley, including Grand Mesa, the Bookcliffs and Mount Garfield, the Gunnison River, and the old Atomic Energy Commission field station. You can also see the Gunnison Loop below to the left and the Buttermilk Trail to the right from the viewpoint.
Once you've taken in the view, turn around, head down the hill, and connect in with the trail of your choice.
None, bring all you need.
This hike is not rated for mountain bikers but would likely be Difficult (Black) based on the verticality.
Check out the Official Route.
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.