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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Sulphur Ranger District

Quick Facts

Gilsonite Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,800 Feet (3054.9 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Elevation Gain: 700 Feet (218.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
Length, One-way: 2.8 Miles (4.67 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: #115, Rand, Stillwater Pass; Never Summer Wilderness
USGS Maps: Bowen Mtn




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General Description

The Gilsonite Trail is located north of Granby. It leads from Forest Road 123, north to the Wolverine Trail. It leads through some nice meadows.

Mountain bikes are permitted on the Gilsonite and Wolverine trails.

Directions from Granby: Take Highway 40 west to Highway 34. Go north on 34 to County Road 4, near the north edge of Lake Granby. Take County Road 4 northwest to the intersection of Forest Roads 120 and 123. Go left on Road 123 and follow about 6 miles to the Gilsonite Trailhead sign.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: Accessibility depends on snow depth and weather.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Gilsonite, Wolverine and connecting trails.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Gilsonite, Wolverine and connecting trails.
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Gilsonite, Wolverine and connecting trails.
ICON Mountain Biking Mountain Bikes are permitted on the Gilsonite and Wolverine Trails.
Yes



Related Activities
North Supply Creek Trail - The North Supply Creek Trail is located north of Granby. It leads from Forest Road 120 to the Wolverine Trail.

Wolverine Trail - The Wolverine Trail is located north of Granby. It leads from the Gilsonite Trail, north to about Bowen Lake. It can be accessed from several points.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 928 Grand Avenue , Grand Lake, CO, 80447, Phone: 800-531-1019

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