Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, it’s where Gunnison comes to play.
This area like so many of BLM lands and public lands across the country,
this is America’s backyard.
We try to offer a little something for everybody.
So the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area is one of the premier mountain biking destinations
in the Southwest Colorado.
We have 40 something miles of single track trail that’s open to mountain bikes
as well as motorized uses.
It’s very accessible to the City of Gunnison.
Just ride your bike right out of town, right out of your back door,
and come and play at Hartman Rocks.
We’re out here today working on a service project to build
tent pads for individuals with disabilities.
Adaptive Sports Center is widely recognized within the community here
as being an organization that gets individuals with disabilities
out on the public lands to experience them.
We’ve entered a partnership with BLM and it’s,
it's amazing so far.
We’ve gotten together and met a whole bunch of cool people,
and we’re building an accessible campground that everybody could use.
So since my accident, I haven’t been able to experience places like this
the way that I used to.
This partnership between Adaptive Sports Center and BLM has allowed me to come out here
and participate in this service project, and experience these lands,
and things that I used to do on my own.
Our goal is to provide great experiences for people with disabilities.
We’re ideally looking to build relationships and to continue this.
We would love to see more accessible campgrounds go up.
Shared stewardship is a priority for the Bureau of Land Management,
and this partnership with Adaptive Sports Center really exemplifies that.
It gives the community and the local people an investment into their public lands.
It lets them have a say so in how it’s managed,
and it lets us accomplish a tremendous amount more than we would ever be able to accomplish.
The landscape and the atmosphere, it’s just very peaceful.
It's very centering.
You reflect on yourself and you reflect on nature,
and you kind of forget the things that are going on in the rest of your life.