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

Quick Facts

West Red Creek Road # 723.2A

Beginning Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 700 Feet (218.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,300 Feet (3210.7 Meters)
Length: 3.5 Miles (5.83 Kilometers) to Red Creek Road #723
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 134 Black Mesa, Curecanti Pass
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 723.2A
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: West Elk Peak SW




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General Description

This road is a loop that begins and ends on Red Creek Road. Most of the road is located in the narrow drainage of West Red Creek. When driving north on this road, you will come to a junction at about two and a half miles. The left road will lead to the West Elk Rim Trail and the right road will bring you back to the Red Creek Road.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel eighteen miles west on Highway 50 to Red Creek Road. Turn right (north) on to Red Creek Road and drive nine and a half miles to West Red Creek Road.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking West Elk Wilderness
No
ICON Dispersed Camping West Red Creek Road
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing West Red Creek
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving West Red Creek Road
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking West Elk Rim Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding West Red Creek Road
Yes
ICON Hunting West Elk Wilderness
No
ICON Mountain Biking West Red Creek Road
Yes
ICON ATV Riding West Red Creek Road
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding West Red Creek Road
Yes



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Crested Butte-Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1288 , Crested Butte, CO, 81224, Phone: 800-545-4505

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