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

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Garden Basin Trailhead

Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters)

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General Description

Garden Basin Trailhead lies at 10,800 feet. It provides access to the long-distance Timberline and Continental Divide Trails. The trailhead lies on Mirror Lake Road, Forest Service Road 267, east of Tincup.

Directions from Taylor River Road: Shortly after passing the Lakeview Campground Taylor River Road turns sharply northward. At this corner continue straight on to Cumberland Pass Road, Forest Service Road 765. Follow 765 seven and three quarter miles to Tincup. In Tincup turn left on to Mirror Lake Road, which is Forest Service Road 267. Follow Mirror Lake Road two and a half miles east of Tincup to the Garden Basin Trailhead.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Garden Basin Trailhead
ICON Camping Mirror Lake Campground
ICON Dispersed Camping Garden Basin Trailhead
ICON Fishing East Willow Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Timberline Trail, Continental Divide Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Timberline Trail, Continental Divide Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Timberline Trail
ICON Motorcycle Riding Timberline Trail

Related Activities
Mirror Lake Road # 267 - The first four miles of this road from Tincup to Mirror Lake are usually passable by two-wheel drive vehicles.

Timberline Trail - This trail accesses Timberline Lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. This is open to foot traffic only.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Delta Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center , , , , Phone: 970-874-8616


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