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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Grand Junction Ranger District

Quick Facts

Ute Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,900 Feet (2774.3 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate to More Difficult
Elevation Gain, Round Trip: 2,100 Feet (654.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,800 Feet (2119.7 Meters)
Length: 11.5 Miles (19.17 Kilometers) to Forest Service Boundary
Recommended Season: Spring to Fall
Trail Number: 608
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Casto Reservoir, Pine Mountain

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General Description

This is a good day use trail for horse travel. The trail is mainly used in late summer to early fall by hunters. Breaking point in the trail at Calamity Road #405.3A. The trail goes beyond Cow Camp and Road #405.3A to the Forest Service Boundary and into BLM lands. Wildlife and scenery of the Calamity Basin and eastern Utah are main attractions, along with long distance hiking and horseback trails. Motorcycles are not recommended on this trail, due to the first one and a half miles of switch backs.

Directions from Whitewater: Travel on Hwy 141 approximately thirteen miles to Divide Road #402. Take Divide Road #402 fifteen miles southwest to Uranium Road #404. Proceed on Uranium Road #404 three miles to trailhead.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Ute Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding

More Information

Visitor Information:

Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau , Grand Junction, CO, , Phone: 800-962-2547


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