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

Quick Facts

Gold Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3109 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,000 Feet (914 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 13,200 Feet (4023 Meters)
Length: 6.0 Miles (9.7 Kilometers) to Fairview Peak
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 427
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Fairview Peak




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General Description

This trail follows Gold Creek past some beaver ponds towards Shaw Ridge. The trail forks before Shaw Ridge, the left fork goes to Shaw Ridge while the right fork leads to Fairview Peak. Fairview Peak rises to an elevation of over 13,200 feet, so be prepared for some strenuous hiking at high altitudes.

Directions from Gunnison: Take Hwy 50 east to Parlin. Turn left at Parlin and go about 8 miles to Ohio City. Turn left again in Ohio City towards Comanche and Gold Creek campground. Go past Gold Creek campground about one mile to the trailhead which is on the left.

Directions from Gunnison: The Fairview Peak trail is reached by going east on Hwy 50 from Gunnison to Parlin. Turn left at Parlin and go about 8 miles to Ohio City. Turn left again in Ohio City towards Comanche and Gold Creek campground. Go past Gold Creek campground about one mile to the trailhead which is on the left.



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ICON Hiking & Walking Gold Creek Trail
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