Speer Hunter

Short but fun trail for all OHVs up the back of South Shale Ridge.

Total Miles

24

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Elevation
7,400'
Duration
2 to 3 Hours
Technical Rating
5 / 10
Best Time
Spring

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Speer Hunter
This is a short, but very fun trail for all OHVs up the back of South Shale Ridge. Start with an easy climb, then drop down to Dry Fork. There are great lookout spots and option to connect to Dry Fork trail, as well as the loop to Hunter Canyon Overlook. Limited parking. Open all year, but may close unexpectedly for weather.
Getting There
Get off I-70 at De Beque, Exit 62, and head north to gas station. From gas station continue north on Roan Ck. Rd., C.R. 45, over river for 3.8 miles. Turn left on XY Road, C.R. 200, heading west. At 10 miles, turn left towards High Lonesome Ranch. Trail starts on left after another half mile.
Contact for Current Conditions
Grand Junction BLM Field Office
(970) 244-3000