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

Quick Facts

Lost Canyon Road #743

Beginning Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2438 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 100 Feet (30 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,900 Feet (2408 Meters)
Length: 17.0 Miles (27.4 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 132 Gunnison, Pitkin
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 743
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Gunnison, Signal Peak, Parlin, Crystal Creek, Almont

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Leaving the Trailer Court in Almont, the road climbs quickly to the ridge and then heads east along the ridge. (To reach this ridge be sure to take the right fork at the first road junction you see.) The road then heads south along some east facing side hills and reaches a high elevation of 10,420 feet, before descending into Lost Canyon gulch. The road follows the creek for the remainder of the distance leading west toward Gunnison.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel nine miles north on Highway 135 to Almont. Turn on to Taylor River Road, 742, and travel one quarter. Lost Canyon Road will be on your left, through the Trailer Court.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel one mile north on Highway 135 to Cranor Hill Road. Drive approximately three and a half miles northeast on Cranor Hill Road to the junction with Lost Canyon Road.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Lost Canyon Road
ICON Horseback Riding Lost Canyon Road
ICON Mountain Biking Lost Canyon Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Lost Canyon Road
ICON Snowmobiling Lost Canyon 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.

Dry Gulch Road # 812 - Dry Gulch Road leads northeast from Highway 50 seven miles east of Gunnison. This road ends at the Fossil Ridge Wilderness boundary.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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