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Deadhorse Trail

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Distance: 5 Miles (8 Kilometers) Round Trip




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General Description

This trail offers good views of Deadhorse gulch and East Portal on the Gunnison River, as well as good birding. Park at the Kneeling Camel Overlook and walk a few yards east to a spur road that leads to the old Ranger Station. The trail, actually an old service road, begins here. After 3/4 of a mile the road passes a stock pond. This pond is fed by one of the few springs found on the rim of the Black Canyon. Continue on another 1 1/2 mile until you encounter a stock fence. Turn right (south) here and walk 1/4 mile along the fence until you come to the canyon’s rim. Deadhorse Gulch is the large side drainage located just east of the overlook (and the fence).



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Visitor Information:

Lake City Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 430 , Lake City, CO, 81235, Phone: 970-944-2527

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