The opening of Hartman Rocks Recreation Area in Gunnison–and its 45 miles of singletrack–represents one of the most eagerly awaited signs of spring in the Gunnison Valley. The previous winter’s climate dictates opening day.
“Trails at Hartman Rocks north of Powerline Rd. now OPEN for 2020!” Gunnison Trails announced Friday, March 27. “How’s that for some good news during these trying times?!”
That’s right: An entirely different kind of climate created by the coronavirus pandemic dictates how those trails at Hartman Rocks and throughout Gunnison County are to be used for the foreseeable future. Among the COVID-19 trail rules approved by Gunnison County Director of Public Health Joni Reynolds include:
- Gunnison County public lands are for county residents only. This stems from our Public Health Order that states that all visitors to Gunnison County should return home immediately and that non-residents considering a trip to Gunnison County should remain home.
- Individuals from the same household may recreate together. The Public Health Order prohibits any other groups or gatherings.
- Stay 10 feet from all other trail users.
Find a full list of COVID-19 guidelines below. And while you’re at it, be safe. Be courteous. Breathe deep. Have fun!