Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area 2505 South Townsend Avenue Montrose, CO 81401
From Olathe, Colorado drive east on Falcon Road for 3.8 miles. When the road turns to gravel, it becomes Peach Valley Road. Continue on Peach Valley Road for 4.8 miles, then turn right on Duncan Road. Follow Duncan Road 1.8 miles to the trailhead.
Visitors to the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area will be charged the following user fees: Day Use Only (in and out the same day) = $3 per person. Day Use & Camping = $5 per person per calendar day. 1 night = $10. 2 nights = $15 (maximum allowable stay). Annual Pass for Day Use - $15 per /year. Fees apply to all users, 16 years of age and older, within the river canyon from the down-stream boundary of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument (2 miles upstream of the Chukar Put-In) down to, but not including, the Smith Fork confluence (10 miles downstream of the Chukar Put-In).
This trailhead accesses Duncan and Bighorn trails in the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness. Duncan Trail is a steep, rugged wilderness route to the Gunnison River. It is not suitable for horses. Bighorn Trail connects Duncan and Bobcat trails, and is suitable for horses. Trailhead amenities include a shade structure, picnic table, vault toilet, and an informational kiosk. There is a self-serve fee station for use of the wilderness, including Duncan and Bighorn trails. For more information, please contact the Gunnison Gorge NCA or Uncompahgre Field Office.