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

Quick Facts

East Brush Road #738.2B

Beginning Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2896 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,300 Feet (396 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3292 Meters)
Length: 3.5 Miles (5.6 Kilometers) to a dead end
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 131 Crested Butte, Pearl Pass
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 738.2B
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Pearl Pass

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

East Brush Creek forks from Brush Creek eight and a half miles from Highway 135. The eastern spur then continues three and a half miles in a northeasterly direction to a parking area. The Brush Creek Trailhead lies at the end of East Brush Creek Road. Along the last two miles of East Brush Creek you'll also find Block & Tackle Trailhead. The road follows East Brush Creek for it's entirety.

Directions from Crested Butte: Travel one and a half miles south of Crested Butte on Highway 135 to Brush Creek Road, Forest Road 738. Turn left on to Brush Creek Road and follow it approximately eight and a half miles to East Brush Creek Road, 738.2B.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping East Brush Creek Road
ICON Cross-country Skiing East Brush Creek Road
ICON Four-Wheel Driving East Brush Road #738.2B
ICON Mountain Biking East Brush Creek Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding East Brush Creek Road

Related Activities
Block and Tackle Trail - Block and Tackle Trail is located east of Crested Butte. It leads from East Brush Creek Road, 738.2B, to Cement Creek Road, 740.

Brush Creek - Brush Creek begins in the Elk Mountains and flows into the East River on the eastern flanks of Mt. Crested Butte.

Brush Creek (winter) Trailhead - Brush Creek Winter Trailhead lies two miles from Highway 135. The well-used trails available from this site include East and West Brush Creek and Farris Creek Roads.

Brush Creek Road #738 - This road is a popular route for off-road vehicles, including mountain bikes, between Aspen and Crested Butte. The road is extremely technical when it nears Pearl Pass.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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