I rode again today. After looking at www.gjmountainbiking.com I decided to go try the GUNNISON BLUFFS / OLD SPANISH TRAIL since it seemed to be closer to the house than the lunch loops. I found that 29 road goes over the Colorado River, even though the map I have doesn’t show it. The Gunnison Bluffs trail is well marked. From the parking area I rode through the field to a road, made a left onto the next road following the signs, this road goes by some houses and then drops down between a row of fences, it then climbs up and heads toward the big tower. It goes by the tower and then loops around back to the left across a driveway (the road that you just turned off a few minutes ago), up another hill and continues on above the Gunnison river. Eventually it hooks left a bit down into a canyon and then back up, there are a few punchy steep climbs out here, the view is great, but the trail itself is very boring and doesn’t appear to be ridden much compared to the lunch loops area. It’s a great view for a nice stroll but overall just plain boring. After a mile or two more, the trail hooks left a bit and meets the Old Spanish Trail. I took a left here and then the Old Spanish trail follows along a fence on a less traveled trail, there is one that goes to the left also that looks like the main trail. I rode back up to the tower because on my way out I was having trouble following the directions…. in doing so, I found this trail marked “Trail” and it looked like a nice singletrack. I had ridden down it a bit but it seemd to go the wrong direction so I turned back but it looked good. I rode back over to it and rode it. It was the best part of the ride, very short section, maybe only 1/2 mile but nice fast singletrack with a good tailwind and a few steep climbs. It meets back up with the Gunnison Bluffs trail, I took a left and back home.
About 20 miles and 1 hour 45 minutes.