Enchanted Forest is still holding snow and mud and is closed for now. 

Please respect the seasonal closures to bicycles, motos and all vehicles until May 15th for all roads and trails south of the powerlines road for Sage-grouse protection

Trails that remain closed until May 15th include:

  • The Aberdeen Loop and Aberdeen Quarry Area
  • Skull Pass (part of the Growler course)
  • Bambi’s (Growler course)
  • Outback (Growler)
  • Back-In (Growler)
  • 9-0 (Growler)
  • Sawtooth


Please respect these seasonal closures for Sage-grouse protection and Click HERE for guidelines about trail use in Gunnison Sage-grouse habitat, which is the entire sage covered valley. 

There is still some snow and mud in places so please be careful to avoid damaging natural resources. If it gets muddy or snowy, either turn around or stay on the trail. Please don’t create new trails going around muddy and snowy sections. 

Also, for those of you interested in preriding the course of the Original Meowler and Original Growler, please remember to honor the closure of all portions of the course south of the Powerlines Road. These roads and trails will open for your viewing and riding pleasure on May 15th. That still leaves about 3/4 of the course open now. Thanks!

Many thanks to our friends at the BLM for working hard to get Hartman’s open for all of us. We have a rock star BLM crew (just in case you didn’t already know this!) 


For more info or if you have questions, contact BLM Recreation Planner, Kristi Murphy at 970-642-4955.

Thanks for supporting Trails, Gunnison Trails and the BLM Gunnison Field Office!