The new trail system offers fun and challenging terrain for all abilities as it travels through the ponderosa pine forest and along the scenic Naturita Canyon. Four interconnected trail loops, each about 4-5 miles in length, provide trail users different riding or hiking options. All of the loops are open to motorcycles, mountain bikers, hikers, and horses. Camping is available in designated campsites along Thunder Road at the north end of the trail system.
The trail project was funded with a State of Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant. District Ranger Judy Schutza stated, “Thanks to the OHV grant, we are able to provide the first public trails ever constructed within close proximity to Norwood.”
Trail users can access the main trailhead located on Thunder Road, Forest Road 609, about four miles south of Norwood. Specific directions to the trails and maps are posted on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gmug/recreation.