U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Hartman Rocks Information|
Getting There and Getting Around: The main entrance to Hartman Rocks is reached by going west out of Gunnison on Hwy 50 to the turnoff for Cty Rd. 38 just before the Twin Bridges. Turn south and follow this road for about 2.5 miles where you'll find an entrance through the wooden fence to the parking area. A restroom and picnic area are available here. The bulletin board will have maps and information on the area. You can park here and ride up to the west or continue driving up the main road to get up onto BLM land. The map will give you an idea of the main roads and trails in the area. There are dozens of miles of each to offer opportunities to a variety of uses and skill levels. Please stay on the existing roads & trails to avoid further impacts to soils, vegetation and wildlife.
Getting Along With Other Visitors: With so many visitors and so many different uses going on in this area everyone needs to exercise a lot of consideration and patience to avoid conflicts. Everyone has an equal right to be out here but everyone also has an equal responsibility to get along with other visitors. Here are some tips to help you:
Taking Care of the Area: As more people use Hartman Rocks we have the potential to seriously impact the area's resources. A rare plant, the Skiff Milkvetch, lives here and nowhere else in the world. Riparian areas are important for wildlife (especially nesting birds). The area is critical winter range for deer and elk. Archeological sites up to 5000 years old are easily impacted by careless use. Declining Gunnison Sage Grouse use some portions of this area. Soils are easily eroded. We need to find a way to enjoy this area without threatening its other inhabitants and values. Here are some tips:
These are simple suggestions that shouldn't diminish your ability to enjoy the area but they will help protect the natural values here. The Hartman Rocks Planning Group, made up of the City, County, BLM, user groups, adjacent landowners and other interested citizens invites you to join us in making sure that this is a special place to visit for many generations to come.
Created by the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado
Last modified: January 6, 2011