Chinaman Gulch, Carnage Canyon

Heavily used area for licensed and unlicensed vehicles with the infamous Carnage Canyon.

Total Miles


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2 to 4 Hours
Technical Rating
9 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

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Trail Overview
Chinaman Gulch, Carnage Canyon
This is a heavily used recreation area for licensed and unlicensed vehicles, and for good reason. It is a playground of trails and routes that see little snow, making it even more popular in the winter. Very advanced riders may attempt Carnage Canyon, nationally recognized for its extreme difficulty. Ride with caution and stay on designated routes at all times.
Getting There
Take Hwy. 285 southwest from Denver or Hwy. 24 west from Colorado Springs. Turn left on C.R. 301 about a half mile before Johnson Village. Drive 1.6 miles south and look for gated road on left with BLM Chinaman Gulch sign. Drive in about 0.4 mile to parking area.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM Royal Gorge Field Office
3028 E. Main St. Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 269-8500