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This route crosses an easement of private property and access requires a permit which is awarded through a lottery system. For more information, see the NPS website
Campfires are not permitted.
If you're one of the lucky few (8 users/day) to get a permit for this backcountry route, you'll not be let down. It is a secluded route with a relatively manageable grade leading down to the shores of the Gunnison River. Bring your backcountry setup and a fishing pole or two and you'll be in for a memorable trip.
To access this route, take Bostwick Park Road to the parking area. All vehicles must park there.
The first mile of the route heads across private property, and all visitors must stay on the doubletrack road. Look for the trailhead at the end of the road. Here, visitors must sign the register and pay the entrance fee.
The beginning of the route into Red Rock Canyon is straightforward. Half-way down the route, there are a number of stream crossings that can be tricky with route-finding. From here to the shoreline, be aware of poison ivy as it can be in abundance.
Flora & Fauna
Beware of poison ivy! This is a popular fishing destination during the salmonfly and stonefly hatches in June.
Shared By: Zander Göpfert