Media Contact: Sarah Gray 970-697-4611


The Trail Crew at Mesa County Public Health is developing a master plan for the Gunnison Bluffs and Old Spanish Trail areas. We are holding community pop-up events to gather direct input from community members and users of the trail system.  


Details for Pop-Up Events

  • Thursday, June 1 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the North Trailhead.
  • Saturday, June 3 from 8-10 a.m. at the Coffman Road Trailhead.

During these two events, there will be people on site passing out surveys on the trail system. We want to engage people directly on site and ask them a few simple questions to help shape the long-term plan for these trails.

If you are unable to attend the in-person events, share your ideas by taking our online survey. You can use a computer or a phone. 


The Gunnison Bluffs and Old Spanish Trail areas are south of the Mesa County Landfill. The overall goals for the project include rerouting steep and unsustainable trail sections, adding easier trail experiences and more loop options, adding better signage, and doing maintenance on existing trails.

Mesa County Public Health wants to create more trail-based recreation opportunities in our area. We want to make our trails accessible to everyone, and encourage local residents to use them. Outdoor recreation improves physical and mental health, and contributes to the overall well-being of our community.