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Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Hartman Rocks Trails

Last Known StatusOpen

This large recreation area offers 22 square miles of public land that consists of smooth and fast single track to rugged ATV and 4x4 trails.

There are several staging areas but the 'Base Area' located on the eastern segment has gravel parking and restrooms. The Motorcycle Terrain Park is located on the western segment of the recreation area which has single track trails and a motocross track to practice on.

There are no fees but machines must display a current Colorado OHV Sticker. There is no water or shade so bring your own.

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Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoColorado Non-Resident OHV permit required.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)(1998/older limit 99 dB, 1998/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesSome Areaspermitted on designated trails
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areaspermitted on designated trails
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areaspermitted on designated trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on designated trails
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areaspermitted on designated trails
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedno trailblazing
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track
LandBLM, City Land




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityGunnison, CO
AddressGold Basin Road, Gunnison, CO 81230
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Gunnison, CO
1) Take US-50 west about 4 miles
2) Turn left (south) onto County Road 32, continue 1.6 miles
3) McCabe Staging Area is on the left

For Motorcycle Terrain Park Staging Area:
4) Continue past McCabe Staging Area (veer slight left onto County Road 32B), continue .3 miles
5) Staging area is on the left (north).

For Base Area Staging Area:
6) From Gunnison take County Road 38/Gold Basin Road south about 4 miles
7) Staging area is on the right (west).


Contact InfoBLM - Gunnison Field Office
250 West Spencer Avenue
Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 642-4940



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Approx Size14,000 acres (22 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail90
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation7700 to 8000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe OHV area has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis OHV area has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe OHV area has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has some roads.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline GasolineGunnison, CO
Diesel DieselGunnison, CO
Potable Water WaterGunnison, CO
RV Hookups RV HookupGunnison, CO
RV Dump Station RV DisposalGunnison, CO
Primitive Camping CampgroundGunnison, CO
Convenience Store Conv StoreGunnison, CO
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