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

Quick Facts

Oh-Be-Joyful Creek

Beginning Elevation: 11,100 Feet (3460.1 Meters) approximate
Ending Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters) approximately
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length: 8 Miles (13.33 Kilometers) approximately

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General Description

Oh-Be-Joyful Creek enters the Slate River six miles north of Crested Butte. This small stream is six to eight feet wide and travels through some beautifully scenic country. It supports brook trout and fair fishing. During the last few years it has also become a creek for kayaking. Some brave souls have run the waterfalls of the Oh-be-joyful headwaters. To reach the headwaters of Oh-Be-Joyful a four-wheel drive vehicle is needed. Any vehicle can reach the confluence of this creek and Slate River on State River Road.

Rated: Fair

Directions from Highway 135: Travel north from Crested Butte on Highway 135 to Slate River Road. Turn left and follow Slate River Road four and a half miles to the Oh-Be-Joyful Valley, Forest Road 754. It is possible to four-wheel drive one and a half miles upstream.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-June through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Oh-Be-Joyful Creek
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Oh-Be-Joyful Road
ICON Rivers & Streams Oh-Be-Joyful Creek

Related Activities
Oh-Be-Joyful Road #754 - This road provides access to Oh-Be-Joyful Creek and the Raggeds Wilderness.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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