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

Quick Facts

Doctor Park Road #744.2C

Beginning Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,300 Feet (405.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters)
Length: 5 Miles (8.33 Kilometers) to Doctor Park
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 131 Crested Butte, Pearl Pass
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 744.2C
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Matchless Mountain

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The Doctor Park Road follows Doctor Gulch for one mile. As the creek splits so does the road. The right fork leads to Doctor Park Trail, 424, which is a motorized trail. The left fork climbs a ridge via switch backs and ends at a hiking trail, which summits South Matchless Mountain. Travel restrictions may be in effect, please check current conditions at the Gunnison ranger office.

Directions from Almont: Travel six miles northeast on the Taylor River Road, 742, to Spring Creek Road, 744. Turn left on to Spring Creek Road and drive seven miles north to Doctor Park Road, 744.2C.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Debbie
Time of Day: early am
Length of Time: all day
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: many improvements have been made by forest service. nice trail! Very popular amoung mountain bikers.
Conditions: some loose areas, so watch your footing. some places it is steep. no snow or mud.
Water Availability: follow hiking guidlines on water.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Doctor Park Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Trail to South Matchless Mountain
ICON Horseback Riding Doctor Park Road
ICON Mountain Biking Doctor Park Road, Doctor Park Trail
ICON ATV Riding Doctor Park Trail
ICON Motorcycle Riding Doctor Park Road, Doctor Park Trail

Related Activities
Doctor Park Trail - Doctor Park Trail provides an excellent day ride or hike. This is a multi-use trail and not the best to take if solitude is what you're seeking.

Spring Creek - Spring Creek originates on the southwestern flanks of American Flag Mountain in the Elk Mountain Range. It's waters flow southward to Spring Creek Reservoir and on to the Taylor River.

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

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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