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

Quick Facts

Texas Creek

Beginning Elevation: 12,300 Feet (3834.2 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 2,900 Feet (904.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters) confluence with Taylor River
Length: 15 Miles (25.0 Kilometers) approximately

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General Description

The headwaters of Texas Creek originate in alpine lakes of the Sawatch Range. The stream flows in a southwesterly direction from the tarns of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness to the waters of the Taylor River. Texas Creek crosses the Taylor Park Road a third of a mile north of it's junction with Cottonwood Pass.

Heavy willows line the lower stretches of this ten-foot wide meandering stream. Deep pools and riffles support rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and good fishing. The Texas Creek four-wheel drive road ends at 9,400 feet where the wilderness boundary begins. Beautiful scenery makes the Timberline Trail access, from Cottonwood Pass, worth the walk.

Directions from Taylor Park Road: From Taylor Park Road, travel one mile north of the junction with Cottonwood Pass Road. Turn right on Texas Creek Road, #755 (signed). This road is a four-wheel drive road that parallels the creek to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary. Access continues by trail upstream.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: June through September .

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

Related Activities
Texas Creek Lakes - These four lakes are fed by Texas Creek and are centrally located between the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary and Taylor Park Reservoir in Taylor Park.

Texas Creek Road #755 - Texas Creek Road provides access to the western boundary of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area. This part of the wilderness is not heavily used and a good place to seek solitude.

Texas Creek Trail - The trail enters the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and forks lead to Waterloo Gulch, Magdalene Gulch, South Texas Creek and Browns Pass. The area is characterized by old mine workings and alpine scenery.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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