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Hiking the Duncan Trail

The Duncan Trail is a strenuous and rugged trail found in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area near Montrose, Colorado, and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The trail begins on top of the gorge in a high desert environment and quickly descends down to the Gunnison River, just…

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Snowshoeing on Simms Mesa Loop Off Dave Wood Road

Simms Mesa Loop (Trail #115.1a) is a wonderful winter location for snowshoeing. This trail begins at the Uncompahgre Forest Boundary on the east side of Dave Wood Road. You will find parking, signage, and the trailhead directly north of the parking area. Simms Mesa Loop winds through the beautiful…

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Hiking and Fishing Along the West River Trail

The West River Trail requires no fee and begins in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area near Delta, Colorado. The trailhead parking lot sits above the confluence of the Gunnison River and North Fork of the Gunnison River. The trail travels along the west bank of the Gunnison River and…

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