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

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Mill Creek

Beginning Elevation: 11,900 Feet (3709.5 Meters) approximately
Ending Elevation: 8,300 Feet (2587.3 Meters) approximately
Length: 10 Miles (16.67 Kilometers) to confluence of Ohio Creek

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General Description

Mill Creek enters Ohio Creek eight miles northwest of Gunnison. The creek averages four to six feet in width and supports brook trout and good fishing. A well defined trail, #450, follows the creek to it's headwaters, which lie in the West Elk Wilderness.

Directions from Gunnison: Leave Gunnison and travel four miles north on Highway 135 to Ohio Creek Road. Turn left and follow Ohio Creek Road approximately nine miles to Mill Creek Road, 727. Follow Mill Creek Road four miles to a parking area at the end of the road. Mill Creek Road travels through private property from Ohio Creek Road to the Forest Boundary, but access is allowed.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late May through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Mill Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Mill Castle Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Mill Castle Trail
ICON Rivers & Streams Mill Creek

Related Activities
Lowline Trail - This trail is a good access for the entire east side of the West Elk Wilderness and is an excellent trail for extended pack trips.

Mill Castle Trail - This trail goes through rugged terrain, but is one of the most scenic trails in the West Elk Wilderness.

Mill Castle Trailhead - Mill Castle Trailhead lies on Mill Creek Road, Forest Service Road 727, which stems from Ohio Creek Road. It provides access to the eastern West Elk Wilderness.

Swampy Pass Trail - Swampy Pass Trail is a good access to the West Elk Wilderness from the Ohio Creek Road. The trail is very scenic.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Ouray County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 145 , Ouray, CO, 81427, Phone: 800-228-1876


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