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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Sopris Ranger District

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Chapman Gulch Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult to find
Elevation Gain: 2,200 Feet (685.8 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 12,200 Feet (3803.0 Meters)
Length: 5.2 Miles (8.67 Kilometers) 8.3 km
Trail Number: 1920
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Meredith and Mt. Champion

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The first two miles of this trail are well marked and maintained. The remainder of the trail is not maintained and hard to find. However, this trail is a favorite for those who like bushwhacking and exploring little used areas. This trail is not recommended for horse travel due to the condition of the trail. The trail "ends" at an unnamed 12,200 foot pass. The topo map indicates that the trail continues on until it meets up with the South Fork Pass Trail which runs along the south fork of the Fryingpan River.

Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy. 82 to Basalt. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road 28 miles to the Norrie Colony. Turn right on road #504 and drive past the houses and continue up the switchbacks. The road will fork approximately 3 miles from Norrie. Turn left at the fork. Continue 1 mile and take the right fork up to Chapman Gulch. The trailhead is at the diversion tunnel site.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Memorial Day Weekend through Early Fall (NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail at high elevations.) .

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Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, 1102 Grand Ave. , Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, Phone: 888-4GLENWOOD, www.glenscape.com


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