Distance from Peach Valley Access Road
800-foot/244- meter change
Difficult - Undeveloped and hard to follow. Steep descent down rock face in last 1/2 mile. Good river access with two hiker camps. Not recommended for horses.
Moderately difficult - Adobe clay with sand & rock outcrops. Boating put-in. Very heavy foot and horse use. Limited hiker camps.
840-foot/258- meter change
Difficult - Well established with heavy use. Last 1/2 mile very steep with loose scree. Stay on north side. Cross below old mine and climb up final ridge before descending last 200 yards to river. Good river access with four hiker camps. Not recommended for horses.
Moderately difficult - Well developed. Gradual slope with one section of steep switchbacks. Great views & good river access. Four hiker camps.
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300-foot/91.4 meter change
|Moderate - Snakes in and out of canyons as it contours the western flank of the Gunnison Gorge NCA. All single-track users are welcome on this rocky, sinuous trail.|
Fairly easy - Riverside trail with some uphill stretches. Good fishing access. Four hiker/ boater camps. Access is from Gunnison Forks and requires wading (at low flows only!) or boat shuttle across North Fork.