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

Quick Facts

Tellurium Creek

Beginning Elevation: 12,300 Feet (3834.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,800 Feet (3054.9 Meters) confluence with Taylor River
Length: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers) approximately

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General Description

The headwaters of Tellurium Creek originate at 12,300 feet at Ptarmigan Lake. The creek flows in a southeasterly direction to meet the waters of the upper Taylor River. Approximately one mile below Dorchester Campground the creek crosses Taylor Road.

The upper stretches of the creek contain Brook trout, and a few Brown trout inhabit the lower stretches, with fair fishing in both areas. There are frequent ponds along this six foot wide stream.

Directions from Taylor Park: Travel north on Taylor Park Road from Rivers End Campground on the northern shores of the reservoir. Tellurium Creek dumps into the Taylor River approximately three miles north of the Pot Hole Lakes. Forest Road 584, a four-wheel drive road, leads north along Tellurium Creek to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late May through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Tellurium Creek
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Tellurium Creek Road to wilderness boundary
ICON Horseback Riding Tellurium Creek Road and Trail
ICON Rivers & Streams Tellurium Creek

Related Activities
Ptarmigan Lake - This lake, located above 12,000 feet, offers rainbow trout and good fishing.

Tellurium Road #584 - This road accesses Tellurium Creek and dead ends at a vista of the surrounding area. It is contained within a thin arm of Forest Service land surrounded by the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness on three sides.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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