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

Quick Facts

Longbranch Trail #489

Beginning Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2682 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.0 Miles (8.0 Kilometers) to the Continental Divide
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 489
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: West Baldy

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The trail follows Longbranch Creek to a primitive road atop the Continental Divide. A loop route is possible by following this road west along the Divide to a point above Baldy Lake. A short trail leads to Baldy Lake. From there return to Longbranch via the West Fork-Baldy Lake Trail #490-#491.

Directions from Gunnison: Take Hwy 50 to Longbranch Road (#780) which is about 1/2 mile west of Sargents. On Road #780 go to the Longbranch Ranger Station (not manned), bear left at the corral, and bear right at the next fork (only 100 feet). A sign at the next road fork marks the beginning of the trail (to the left). Follow the main fork of Longbranch Creek.

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