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

Quick Facts

Uncompahgre Peak Trail #239

Beginning Elevation: 11,450 Feet (3490 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate to Ridge Stock Driveway Trail; difficult to Uncompahgre Peak
Length: 3.0 Miles (4.8 Kilometers) to Uncompahgre Peak
Length: 2 Miles (3.33 Kilometers) to the intersection with the Ridge Stock Driveway Trail
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 239
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Uncompahgre Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

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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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Uncompahgre Peak Trail #239
ICON Horseback Riding

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