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Cement Creek Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Cement Creek Campground provides access to hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, spelunking and fishing.
Cement Creek Road #740 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This road follows Cement Creek it's entire distance. It is a popular, but remote area for many types of summer and winter recreation opportunities.
Cold Springs Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Cold Spring Campground lies within the Taylor Canyon, which supports access to hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking and rafting.
Commissary Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Anglers, four-wheel drive enthusiasts, hikers, equestrians and backpackers will enjoy the challenging terrain that surrounds Commissary Campground.
Dinner Station Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Four-wheel drive enthusiasts and anglers frequent this site during the Summer months. It is located on the Taylor River and a few miles west of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
Dorchester Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Dorchester Campground is popular with off-road vehicle users. A lengthy network of motorized trails leads from the Castle Creek Valley to Taylor Reservoir.
East Brush Road #738.2B Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
East Brush Creek forks from Brush Creek eight and a half miles from Highway 135. It leads to the Brush Creek and Block and Tackle Trailhead.
Emerald Lake Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Emerald Lake is an alpine lake of twelve surface acres, that supports small rainbow trout. It is situated in a scenic valley with a picnic area on its northern shore.
Garden Basin Trailhead Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Garden Basin Trailhead is the southern terminus of the Timberline Trail. It can be found from Mirror Lake Road in Taylor Park.
Gothic Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Gothic Campground is surrounded by 13,000 foot mountains that create beautiful, but challenging terrain for biking, hiking, horseback riding and four-wheel driving.
Gunsight Pass Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Gunsight Pass Road lies north of Crested Butte and can be accessed from Slate River Road. The road is passable for five miles to the Daisy Mine.
Kebler Pass Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This dirt road leads through the West Elk Mountains and connects Paonia to Crested Butte. It is maintained from Memorial Day through October.
Lake Irwin Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The terrain surrounding Lake Irwin Campground supports challenging mountain biking and hiking trails for all ability levels. Fishing in the beauty of this setting will thrill all age levels.
Lake View Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Visitors using Lake View Campground come to the area primarily for recreation in and around Taylor Park Reservoir. Boating, fishing, off-road vehicle use and hiking, top the list of activities.
Lodgepole Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This site is great for anglers, rafters and kayakers, because it is located on the shores of the Upper Taylor section of the Gunnison River.
Lottis Creek Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Lottis Creek Campground appeals primarily to anglers, hikers and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. The Taylor River basin provides access to challenging terrain for all ability levels.
Mirror Lake Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Mirror Lake Campground is located in the Sawatch Mountains near the town of Tincup.
Mosca Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Mosca Campground is a haven for anglers with a boat ramp and fishing site within its boundaries. There is plenty of terrain for mountain bikers, hikers and four-wheel drivers to enjoy in the area.
North Bank Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
North Bank Campground appeals primarily to anglers, because it lies on the lower Taylor River. Other recreation opportunities in the area include hiking, mountain biking, scenic driving and four-wheel driving.
Ohio Creek Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Ohio Creek Road leads 23.5 miles north from Gunnison to Kebler Pass. Its a great place to see the Colorado wildflowers in bloom during the summer and the golden hue of aspen trees in autumn.
One Mile Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This site lies at the south end of Taylor Canyon and provides access to a variety of activities including rock climbing and kayaking.
Paradise Divide Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Paradise Divide Road connects Slate River Road with Gothic Road. It travels through scenic Paradise Basin.
Poverty Gulch Four-Wheel Drive Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Poverty Gulch Road is an abandoned mining road that leads northwest from Slate River Road to the Augusta Mine.
Rivers End Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Rivers End Campground lies on the northern shore of Taylor Park Reservoir. This site provides access to fishing, hiking, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.
Rocky Brook Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Rocky Brook Road, Forest Road 748, leads from Spring Creek Road to Taylor River Road. The Star Trailhead lies on Rocky Brook Road.
Rosy Lane Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Rosy Lane Campground lies on the banks of the Taylor River. It is a good place for visitors interested in fly and cast fishing.
Slate River Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This small river supports brook, brown and rainbow trout, but the fishing is rated as poor. Regardless, the surrounding terrain is beautifully rugged with many recreation opportunities.
Soap Creek Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Soap Creek Campground caters to equestrians using the West Elk Wilderness Area.
Spring Creek Campground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Spring Creek Campground offers the solitude of the Gunnison Country. (It's worth the drive.) Anglers will enjoy this site because of its close proximity to Spring Creek and Taylor River.
Star Trailhead Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Star Trailhead is located on Rocky Brook Road, Forest Service Road 748. It accesses the multi-use Star Trail, 411.
Tellurium Road #584 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This road accesses Tellurium Creek and dead ends at a vista of the surrounding area. It is contained within a thin arm of Forest Service land surrounded by the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness on three sides.
Texas Creek Lakes Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
These four lakes are fed by Texas Creek and are centrally located between the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary and Taylor Park Reservoir in Taylor Park.
Texas Creek Road #755 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Texas Creek Road provides access to the western boundary of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area. This part of the wilderness is not heavily used and a good place to seek solitude.
Union Park Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This road accesses Lottis Creek and Gold Creek Trail in the Fossil Ridge Wilderness.
Washington Gulch Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Washington Gulch Road follows Washington Gulch to the abandoned town site of Elkton. It may be combined with Slate River Road to make a loop back to Highway 135.
West Antelope Road Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This road extends 12 miles between Steers Gulch Road and Ohio Creek Road.
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