The NCA also features hiking, biking, horseback riding and motorized sports adventures on primitive roads and trails that wind their way through adobe badland formations, scenic sandstone canyons and diverse native plant populations. The 20-mile single-track Sidewinder Trail snakes in and out of canyons and is an expert-level, technical trail for those on two wheels.
Camping and picnicking areas have been established at several locations in the GGNCA and camping is allowed at designated areas within the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area. Besides magnificent views of the truly beautiful and rugged Rocky Mountain West, you’ll also share the terrain with bighorn sheep, elk, deer, wintering bald eagles and migratory waterfowl.
Much of the NCA is accessible year-round, making it a great location for outdoor adventure in any season.