Hartman Rocks

Located near Gunnison, CO, Hartman Rocks is an area with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The area consists of rolling hills with large granite formations and boulders. There are many gravel roads that were somewhat easily navigated in our van throughout the park. We mainly chose this location as a stopping point before heading north to Crested Butte. We were surprised to find that all the campsites were designated and that there was at least 50 sites within the park. We spent 2 nights here before heading on to Crested Butte.

Since this area was so nice, we decided to take a day hike on a loop comprised of many different trails around the park. This area is well renowned for mountain biking and we mostly saw cyclists cruising the trails. This area is also a well-known climbing destination and being there inspired us to buy a bouldering crash pad so we can boulder at future locations.

Takeaways

All in all, this was fun place to stop before heading up into the mountains. We were able to find a camping spot high up with scenic views of the park and surrounding rocky mountain peaks. We will definitely keep this place in mind for a stopping point when traveling through the area in the future.

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