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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Cebolla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Fall Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2926 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Length: 9.0 Miles (14.5 Kilometers) to the intersection with the Little Cimmaron Trail
Length: 11.5 Miles (19.17 Kilometers) to the intersection with the Big Blue Trail.
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 231
Usage: Light to Moderate
USGS Maps: Sheep Mountain and Uncompahgre Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Secondary access into the Big Blue Wilderness. The trail follows Failes Creek and Fall Creek through Engelmann spruce forest and open parks.

Directions from Lake City: Go north toward Gunnison on Highway 149 about ten miles to the Alpine Forest Access Road. Take that road to the Alpine Guard Station where the trail begins.

Directions from Lake City: Use the same access as the Big Blue Trail #232, but trail begins west of Alpine Guard Station rather than at Big Blue Campground:Go north toward Gunnison on Highway 149 about ten miles to the Alpine Forest Access Road. Take that road about five miles past the Alpine Plateau Road to Big Blue Campground (approximately nine miles from the highway). The trail begins about 1/2 mile south of the campground.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Fall Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding

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