Hardscrabble Special Recreation Management Area Map
Hardscrabble Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) is located between Gypsum and Eagle, and has become a trail mecca for both motorized and non-motorized users. The SRMA is divided into two Recreation Management Zones (RMZs). Mountain bikers can enjoy single track routes in the Eastern RMZ which surrounds Eagle, ATV and motorcycle riders have many routes designated for their use in the western RMZ near Gypsum, and hikers are able to explore the entire area with multiple difficulty levels of trail opportunities. Camping is allowed outside of the Spring Creek area and in previously disturbed sites. The area spans many different soil types and biota zones from gypsum soil scrublands to aspen laden highlands and everything in between. The area has a winter closure to protect wintering wildlife from December 1st to April 15th.