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Camping: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Star Trailhead

Elevation: 10,270 Feet (3201.4 Meters)

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General Description

The Star Trailhead lies on Rocky Brook Road, four-wheel drive only, north of Taylor Park Reservoir. It provides access to Star Trail, Italian Creek Road and Taylor River Road. This area is used mainly by mountain bikers, motorcyclists and four-wheel drive enthusiasts.

Directions from Spring Creek Road: Travel six miles northeast on the Taylor River Road to Spring Creek Road, Forest Service Road 744. Turn left on to Spring Creek Road and travel 11.5 miles to Rocky Brook Road, Forest Service Road 748. If you reach Mosca Campground you've gone too far.

Directions from Taylor River Road: Travel one and a half miles passes the Dinner Station Campground to Rocky Brook Road, Forest Service 748. Turn left on to Rocky Brook Road and travel four and a half miles to Star Trailhead.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Star Trailhead
ICON Dispersed Camping Star Trailhead
ICON Family Camping Mosca Campground
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Rocky Brook Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Star Trailhead
ICON Horseback Riding Star Trailhead
ICON Mountain Biking Star Trailhead
ICON Motorcycle Riding Star Trailhead
ICON Scenic Driving Rocky Brook Road

Related Activities
Italian Creek Road #759 - This road connects Taylor River Road to Cement Creek Road and accesses fishing on Italian Creek.

Spring Creek Road #744 - This road accesses Spring Creek. It starts at the Spring Creek Reservoir.

Star Trail - The Star Trail is a multi-use trail that leads from Reno Divide to Rocky Brook Road northwest of Taylor Park Reservoir.

Taylor River Road - The Taylor River Road is a paved, narrow, winding road, that follows the Taylor River through Taylor Canyon. Traffic is usually very heavy in the summer months.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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