Mountain biking can be dangerous - please know your skill level and be appropriately prepared with PPE before starting any trail.
This short connector in the Little Park area provides access to the start of the Gunnison (Gunny) Loop or alternate access to the Ribbon Trail.
Like many of the other easy trails in the Little Park area, especially those originating in the Little Park staging area/trailhead, this trail follows an old road. In fact, this old road turned trail is still graveled regularly to provide for administrative access.
From the parking lot, find the gravel road/trail leading away from the northeastern corner of the parking area. Follow this trail as it follows the boundary between the pinyon-juniper forest on the left and the meadow on the right. About halfway down the trail, there is a fork. Both options lead to the Gunny Loop, but the route to the left is the most popular.
Not far past the fork, the trail circles an old campsite that was used often when the road was in use. Just past this is the signed junction for the Gunny Loop trail. You can turn right here and follow the trail towards the Gunny Cutoff. Alternately you can turn left and take the trail to either the lower Ribbon Trail parking area or continue along the Gunny Loop as it makes its way down the slope towards the Grand Valley. Or, if you are just looking for a very short hike, you can turn around here and make your way back to the staging area.
None, bring all you need.
This trail is rated Green (Beginner) 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.