Smith Mt. Ohv Staging Area

Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, Near Delta, Colorado

Smith Mt. Ohv Staging Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Smith Mountain contains panoramic views of Gunnison Gorge Wilderness and North Fork. It connects to Ute Trailhead and makes a loop with South River Road. And provides access to the Sidewinder Trailhead.

The Sidewinder trail is technical, multiple-use, single track trail that runs north and south along NCA’s west side. Among the Smith Mountain Recreation Area, it has numerous access points from Eagle Valley Trailhead, Wave-Eagle Loop, Bobcat, Duncan and Ute Roads.

This is the northern terminus of Sidewinder Trail. Site amenities include trailer parking, vault toilet, and informational kiosk. Sidewinder Trail is a shared use single-track trail. It is used by motorcycles, mountain bikes, equestrians, and hikers. Sidewinder Trail runs south for 20 miles with a number of access points along the way. It is moderately difficult for hikers and equestrians, and a difficult, technical ride for motorcycles and mountain bikes. For more information, please contact the Gunnison Gorge NCA or Uncompahgre Field Office.

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