The implementation of the Dry Creek Travel Plan near Montrose by the BLM designated over 20 miles of non-motorized trails open to mountain bikes. In reality these trails are
old 2 tracks that now are off limits to motorized users. The designation of these trails in the Spring Canyon and Linscott Canyon areas has created non-motorized trail systems close to Montrose. A 10-15 minute drive from downtown Montrose brings you to some great riding. The group of trails between Dave Wood Road and Spring Canyon has taken on the moniker of Buzzard Gulch, but the BLM refers to them as the Dave Wood Trails.
Access: Dave Wood Road/Spring Canyon Road
Distance: 5-8 miles
Rating: Cardiovascular – moderate, Skills – advanced beginner
Time: 1-2 hours
Recommended trailhead: Spring Canyon Road
Elevation: 6180 – 6800 feet
Season: Spring/Fall, Summer evenings.
Description: Buzzard Gulch is a group of jeep roads that Quick read more or view full article
are quickly becoming singletrack as hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers keep to a preferred line. Efforts are ongoing to establish trailhead improvements, narrow the existing routes and connect them to create a series of short loops. The terrain is classic canyon country with pinyon, juniper and sagebrush. The riding surface is sandy and rocky.
From downtown Montrose drive out West Main St. Continue on Spring Creek Rd, left at 6300 Rd, right on Oak Grove Rd, left on 62.50 Rd. (Dave Wood Rd.), right on Popular Rd, left on Spring Canyon Rd. to trailhead.