Hartman Rocks is a popular recreation use area just a few miles SW of Gunnison. It consists of 160 acres at the "Base Area" managed by the City and County of Gunnison as well as an adjacent 8,000 acres of federal land managed by the BLM. This area receives heavy visitation by a variety of recreationists including hikers, mountain bikers, vehicle recreationists, shooters, horseback riders, skiers, rock climbers and much more. Over the past 10 years concerned citizens have worked with land managers to guide the use of this area to provide quality recreation opportunities while protecting the area's resources. The bulletin board will have maps and information on the area.he map will give you an idea of the main roads and trails in the area. There are dozens of miles of each to offer opportunities to a variety of uses and skill levels.
The main entrance to Hartman Rocks is reached by going west out of Gunnison on Hwy 50 to the turnoff for Cty Rd. 38 just before the Twin Bridges. Turn south and follow this road for about 2.5 miles where you'll find an entrance through the wooden fence to the parking area. You can park here and ride up to the west or continue driving up the main road to get up onto BLM land.
I did a full day intro to rock climbing course here. It really is an outdoor rock gym. This photo shows the top of the rock wall we used to practice climbing.