Uncompahgre Field Office

  

UNCOMPAHGRE

FIELD OFFICE

BUZZARD

GULCH

TRAIL

SYSTEM

  

Cyclist on Buzzard Gulch

 Overlooking Dry Creek Travel Management Area 
 

SIDEWINDER TRAIL

PARADOX TRAIL

UFO RECREATION

GUNNISON GORGE

TABEGUACHE TRAIL

Located just west of Montrose, Colorado, the Buzzard Gulch Trail System has evolved into a wonderful renewed resource for non-motorized trail users.  The landscape is classic canyon country—alternating between rocky and sandy terrain—with elevations ranging from 6,200 to 6,800 feet.  Sparse pinyon, juniper, and big sagebrush offer limited opportunities for shade.  While Spring Canyon Trailhead provides the best access, the trail system can also be reached from the Lower Spring Creek Trailhead along Dave Wood Road.

Designed and constructed as part of the Dry Creek Travel Management Plan implementation, the newly signed trail system is categorized as Non-Motorized Single Track, defined as routes of 36 inches wide or less intended for mechanized modes of transportation (such as mountain bikes), as well as foot and horse travel.  Modest elevation changes provide a moderately easy challenge for moutain bikers.


TRAIL LOCATION
 

 

Buzzard Gulch Location Map

 

  • From Montrose, head west across the Uncompahgre River on West Main Street.
  • Continue west up the hill as West Main becomes Spring Creek Road (Highway 90). 
  • At the top of the hill, turn left onto 6300 Road (the continuation of Highway 90).
  • In 1.0 mile, Highway 90 makes a sharp right turn as it continues on West Oak Grove Road.
  • In 0.4 mile, turn left onto 6250 (also known as Dave Wood) Road.
  • In 2.5 miles, turn right onto Popular Road and then left onto Spring Canyon Road.
  • Spring Canyon Trailhead will be on your left.

 

Printable Trail Brochure (PDF)

 
 
 
 
  
TRAIL BROCHURE

Click an image below to open a PDF version

 

Buzzard Gulch Brochure Page One

Buzzard Gulch Brochure Page Two

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Buzzard Gulch Trail System

 TRAIL MAP



 

Barbara Sharrow, Field Manager

bsharrow@blm.gov

2465 S. Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO  81401
Phone: (970) 240-5300  |  TDD: (970) 240-5366  |  FAX: (970) 240-5367
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Click on the address above for a map showing the location of the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office administrative headquarters