Know before you go: Expect significant weekday delays along US 50 between Montrose and Gunnison during the summer of 2022. For information on this project and opening windows for travel, visit us50info.com. There will also be nighttime delays along US 550 in Montrose.
Located just west of Montrose, Colorado, the Buzzard Gulch Trail System has evolved into a wonderful renewed resource for non-motorized trail users. The landscape is classic canyon country -alternating between rocky and sandy terrain- with elevations ranging from 6,200 to 6,800 feet. Sparse pinyon, juniper, and big sagebrush offer limited opportunities for shade. While Spring Canyon Trailhead provides the best access, the trail system can also be reached from the Lower Spring Creek Trailhead along Dave Wood Road.
Designed and constructed as part of the Dry Creek Travel Management Plan implementation, the trail system is categorized as Non-Motorized Single Track, defined as routes of 36 inches wide or less intended for mechanized modes of transportation (such as mountain bikes), as well as foot and horse travel. Modest elevation changes provide a moderately easy challenge for mountain bikers.