Riding popularity grows for badlands above Gunnison Gorge

GRETEL DAUGHERTY/The Daily Sentinel—Chad Kraig, of Grand Junction, pours gasoline in the tank of his Suzuki RMZ 450 as he prepares for his motorcycle ride across the desert north of the city. Another favorite area for riders is southeast of Grand Junction in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, which is east of U.S. Highway 50 southeast of Delta.



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GRETEL DAUGHERTY/The Daily Sentinel—Chad Kraig, of Grand Junction, pours gasoline in the tank of his Suzuki RMZ 450 as he prepares for his motorcycle ride across the desert north of the city. Another favorite area for riders is southeast of Grand Junction in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, which is east of U.S. Highway 50 southeast of Delta.

The sons — and grandsons — of men who spent their formative years in the badlands overlooking the Gunnison Gorge today spend their free time on the same lands, now called the Flat…




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