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Dry Gulch Road # 812

Beginning Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,600 Feet (810.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,400 Feet (3241.9 Meters)
Length: 11 Miles (18.33 Kilometers) to a dead end
Length: 10.5 Miles (17.5 Kilometers) to Fossil Ridge Road
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 132 Gunnison, Pitkin
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 812
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Parlin, Signal Peak

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General Description

Leaving Highway 50 this road follows Dry Gulch for the first four miles. It climbs from 7,813 feet , at Highway 50, to 10,400 feet, at the wilderness boundary. Dry Gulch Road leads approximately eight and a half miles from the highway to the wilderness. The number of this road changes half way to the wilderness boundary. It begins as BLM road 3106, but after approximately five miles 3106 bears to the right and leads back to Highway 50. Forest Road 812 begins and continues the northern traverse of the area. Take the left fork to reach Cabin Creek Road.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel east on Highway 50 seven miles to Dry Gulch Road, BLM Road 3106. Turn left on to Dry Gulch Road..

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Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: 11 mi. Med usage. May be restricted. Check Travel Maps. Near Gunnison

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Dry Gulch Road # 812
ICON ATV Riding Dry Gulch Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Dry Gulch Road
ICON Viewing Scenery Dry Gulch Road

Related Activities
Cabin Creek Road # 743.3A - This road climbs and traverses the mesas east of Gunnison. Travel restrictions may be in effect in this area, please check current conditions at the Gunnison National Forest office.

Lost Canyon Road #743 - Lost Canyon Road is a popular place for motorized vehicles and mountain bikes. It leads to and intersects with several other four-wheel drive roads northeast of Gunnison.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO


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