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

Quick Facts

Union Park Road

Beginning Elevation: 9,413 Feet (2934.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,400 Feet (748.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,800 Feet (3678.3 Meters)
Length: 11 Miles (18.33 Kilometers) to wilderness boundary
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 752
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Fairview Peak, Taylor park Reservoir

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The first one and a half miles of this road is usually passable by two wheel drive vehicles. There are numerous roads branching off the main road, all except Slaughterhouse Gulch (Forest Road 764) are dead ends. Union Park Road leaves Cumberland Pass Road, at an elevation of 9,413 feet, leading southward and climbing. In one and a half miles, the road reaches a high point of 10,076 feet before dropping into Union Park. Within Union Park a few roads intersect with Union Park Road. At the third fork in the road follow Union Park Road to the right, Slaughterhouse Gulch Road leads to the left. On the south side of the park, the road heads southeast along a hillside for two miles. The road then joins Lottis Creek and follows it for two miles before climbing a ridge to a dead end at the Fossil Ridge Wilderness boundary.

Directions from Almont: Travel twenty-one miles east on the Taylor River Road, Forest Road 742, to Cumberland Pass Road, Forest Road 765. Turn right on to 765 and drive less than one mile east to Union Park Road (Forest Road 752) on the south side of the road.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping Union Park Road
ICON Camping Lakeview Campground
ICON Backcountry Traveling Fossil Ridge Wilderness
ICON Cross-country Skiing Union Park Road
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lottis Creek
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Union Park Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Fossil Ridge Wilderness
ICON Big Game Hunting Fossil Ridge Wilderness
ICON Mountain Biking Union Park Road
ICON ATV Riding Union Park Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Union Park Road
ICON Snowmobiling Union Park Road

Related Activities
Gold Creek Trail #427 - Gold Creek Trail connects Union Park Road and Gold Creek Campground. It leads through the eastern side of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area.

Lottis Creek - This stream supports rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout and good fishing.

More Information

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