This trail serves as a major access route into the Big Blue Wilderness and to Uncompahgre Peak (14,309"). The area consists of high elevation alpine tundra and provides spectacular views of peaks over 13,000 feet.
Directions from Lake City: Take the Engineer Pass Road along Henson Creek about 5.5 miles to the Nellie Creek Road (the road is signed). Take the Nellie Creek Road (4 WD) 5 miles to trailhead.
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Uncompahgre Peak Trail #239
Gunnison County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 36
, Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-1501