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

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Steers Gulch Road #726

Beginning Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2347 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 3,540 Feet (1079 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,240 Feet (3426 Meters)
Length: 12.0 Miles (19.3 Kilometers) to the junction with Beaver Creek Trail #464
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 132, 134
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 726
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Gunnison, McIntosh Mtn., Squirrel Creek

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Steers Gulch Road begins as BLM Road 3113 a few miles west of Gunnison on Highway 50. The road follows Steers Gulch almost to the forest boundary. After entering the forest the road climbs gradually and follows the eastern boundary of the West Elk Wilderness. After passing the junction with West Antelope Road, Steers Road continues about one mile to the wilderness boundary, where it intersects with Beaver Creek Trail. The West Elk Wilderness is closed to all mechanized and motorized vehicles.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel west approximately two miles on Highway 50. Turn north on to BLM Road 3113, which is Steers Gulch Road.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping West Elk Wilderness
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Steers Gulch Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Beaver Creek Trail, Little Mill Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Steers Gulch Road
ICON Hunting West Elk Wilderness
ICON Mountain Biking Steers Gulch Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Steers Gulch Road

Related Activities
West Antelope Road - This road extends 12 miles between Steers Gulch Road and Ohio Creek Road.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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