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Augusta Mine Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Augusta Mine Trail begins on the Poverty Gulch Road and follows it to the abandoned mine site.
Basin Trail # 603 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The wildlife and foliage found along the trail are best viewed on foot or horseback during the non-hunting seasons.
Bear Creek Trail (Taylor River Ranger District) Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Bear Creek Trail is used primarily by motorcyclists. It stems from Spring Creek Road and Deadman Gulch Trailhead.
Beaver Ponds Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is an easy, half-mile hike that's good to do with children. It winds through aspen forest that are lovely during late September.
Beckwith Pass Trail #440 Paonia Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail is in good condition and easy to follow. The trail from Beckwith Pass is well worth a single day excursion.
Block and Tackle Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Block and Tackle Trail is located east of Crested Butte. It leads from East Brush Creek Road, 738.2B, to Cement Creek Road, 740.
Blue Grouse #722 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail gets crowded in the Fall during hunting season and is used by hikers, horseback riders and motorized vehicles.
Blue Lake Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail accesses Blue lake which has moderate, but rewarding fishing.
Browns Pass Trail #369 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Browns Pass Trail leads from the Texas Creek Valley to Cottonwood Pass Road. The trail is approximately six miles long, most of it lies within the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
Bull & Brown #724 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail is open to hiker, horse travel and mountain bike use. The trail is most heavily used during the hunting season.
Cabin Trail # 606 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail gets crowded during hunting season. Even though 4 WD vehicles are allowed. The wildlife and foliage are best viewed on foot or horseback.
Carson Hole # 610 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail is popular for views of Carson Hole and can be used to access camping on BLM land.
Carson Lake #723 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This short trail is good for viewing wildlife and the magnitude of the Kannah Creek Drainage.
Castle Creek Trail Paonia Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Castle Creek Trail has outstanding views and provides fishermen with access to many lakes and streams where Native and Rainbow Trout are found.
Castle Pass Trail #441 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is a difficult trail to access, because Castle Creek Road is private property. Castle Pass Trail leads west from Lowline Trail over Castle Pass to Cliff Creek Trail.
Cedar Mesa #718 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail accesses fishing on Cedar Mesa Reservoir and adjacent lakes.
Coal Creek Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail is very popular for nature identification. Access is provided to Carson Lake for fishing and undeveloped camping.
Coal Creek Basin #703 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This primitive route is a good day use trail for wildlife and scenery opportunities.
Coal Mesa Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail climbs from Soap Creek to West Elk Creek. It follows a ridge for a distance with excellent views.
Conundrum Trail #1981 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail lies within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and uses Copper Creek as an access to Conundrum Hot Springs.
Copper Creek Tail #1983 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Copper Creek Trail, 1983, leads from the Judd Falls Trailhead near Gothic, north to East Maroon Pass. The entire length of this trail is located within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.
Costo Lake Trail #425 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail accesses Costo Lake (fair fishing) in the West Elk Wilderness. The best way to access this trail is hiking north on Lowline or Mill Castle Trails.
Cottonwood #712.1 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
By hiking this trail, the visitor will save approximately 16 miles of vehicle travel for fishing activity in the Cottonwood Lake area.
Crag Crest Trail Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The ten mile circular Crag Crest National Recreation Trail provides scenic views from an elevation of more than 11,000 feet.
Crawford State Park Crawford State Park,
Colorado State Parks
Crawford State Park lies immediately west of the West Elk Wilderness in the Gunnison National Forest. It is a secluded and scenic park with great opportunities for fishing and boating.
Daisy Pass Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Daisy Pass trail heads southwest from Baxter Basin to Redwell Basin. The entire trail traverses through high, rugged terrain.
Dark Canyon Trail #510 Paonia Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Plan for a two day adventure. This trail is a major route across the southern portion of the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area.
Deep Creek #709 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail is used as an access to the North Mesa Lakes and the Coal Creak Trail and as a scenic day-use trail.
Doctor Park Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Doctor Park Trail provides an excellent day ride or hike. This is a multi-use trail and not the best to take if solitude is what you're seeking.
Double Top Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Double Top Trail leads south from East Brush Creek Trail, 400, to Farris Creek Trail, 409. This trail combined with Brush Creek Road forms a popular mountain biking loop.
East Leon Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is a day use trail for hiking, horseback riding and motorized vehicles less than 40". It is primarily used during the big game season.
Elk Park Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Elk Park Trail leads northeast from Forest Road 128 following Middle Creek. The trail ends in the Gunnison National Forest at Overland Reservoir.
Farris Creek Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Farris Creek Trail leads north and south for four miles to connect Brush Creek and Cement Creek.
Gill Creek Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Springtime fishing on Gill Creek is the best on the Plateau. The trail opens the last few days of May just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Gold Creek Trail #427 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Gold Creek Trail connects Union Park Road and Gold Creek Campground. It leads through the eastern side of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area.
Green Mountain Trail Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Scenery is the highlight of this trail with the Cedaredge Valley below, the San Juan Mountains to the south and the West Elk Range to the east. The aspen trees provide autumn hiking beauty.
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.
Henry Lake Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Henry Lake Trail, 429, stems from the South Lottis Creek Trail. It follows South Lottis Creek to its source Henry Lake.
Indian Point Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is a moderate to more difficult trail but is excellent for day use or overnight trips. The Point offers scenery for many miles.
Kannah Creek #706 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This area has much to offer including: fishing in Kannah Creek, wildlife and plant identification, and expansive scenery.
Land of Lakes Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Land Of Lakes Trail is a very popular trail. The overlook is paved and has interpretive signs to educate the visitor.
Leon Lake Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is a good quick hike from the Weir & Johnson Campground
Lowline Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail is a good access for the entire east side of the West Elk Wilderness and is an excellent trail for extended pack trips.
Magdalena Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Magdalena Trail lies within the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness in the Texas Creek drainage. The trail leads to a mine site close to the Continental Divide.
Mill Castle Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail goes through rugged terrain, but is one of the most scenic trails in the West Elk Wilderness.
Oh-Be-Joyful Road #754 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This road provides access to Oh-Be-Joyful Creek and the Raggeds Wilderness.
Ohio Pass Falls Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail to Ohio Pass Falls is approximately one and a half miles, beginning on an abandoned jeep road. The falls are part of the Ohio Creek headwaters flowing from the eastern Anthracite Mountain Range.
Point Camp Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is a day use trail for hiking, horse travel and motorized vehicles under 40". Most activity is during the big game hunting season.
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.
Rainbow Lake Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail heads northwest from Rainbow Lake Road seven miles into the West Elk Wilderness.
Red Mountain Creek Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Red Mountain Creek Trail, 543, leads from the Red Mountain Road to the Continental Divide. The trail is marked as Rocky Mountain Trail on USGS maps.
Schofield Pass Road # 317 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The section of Schofield Pass north of Schofield Park is equally beautiful and treacherous. This road should only be attempted by experienced drivers in short wheel-based vehicles.
Silvanite Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Silvanite Trail leads from Copper Creek to the abandoned Silvanite Mine site in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.
Snowshoe Trail Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Views of eastern Utah and the Manti-La Salle Mountains are the highlight of this short hike.
Soap Basin Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Soap Basin Trail is a good trail to incorporate into your route for extended pack trips. It connects with several other trails within the West Elk Wilderness.
Soap Creek Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Soap Creek Trail leads north from Soap Creek Trailhead nine miles to a junction with Soap Basin Trail. Most of the tread parallels Soap Creek. It is contained within the West Elk Wilderness.
South Lottis Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
South Lottis Trail extends north and south, through the Fossil Ridge Wilderness, for ten and a half miles. It leads from the South Lottis Trailhead to the Gold Creek Trailhead.
Star Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Star Trail is a multi-use trail that leads from Reno Divide to Rocky Brook Road northwest of Taylor Park Reservoir.
Summerville Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail begins in Taylor Canyon, one mile below Lodgepole Campground. After entering the Fossil Ridge Wilderness, the trail climbs out of Summerville Creek connecting with the Fossil Ridge Trail, 431.
Swampy Pass Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Swampy Pass Trail is a good access to the West Elk Wilderness from the Ohio Creek Road. The trail is very scenic.
Texas Creek Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail enters the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and forks lead to Waterloo Gulch, Magdalene Gulch, South Texas Creek and Browns Pass. The area is characterized by old mine workings and alpine scenery.
Timberline Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail follows the timberline directly beneath the Sawatch Range. Following the boundary of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, the trail offers great views of Taylor Park.
Twin Lakes Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Twin Lakes Trail leaves upper Brush Creek Road and enters the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Twin Lakes lie at approximately 11,780 feet.
Unaweep Trail Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is the most scenic trail on the Plateau. This trail provides spectacular views of the rolling sandstone and granite hills of western Colorado and eastern Utah.
Ute Creek Trail Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is a good day use trail for horse travel. Wildlife and scenery of the Calamity Basin and eastern Utah are main attractions of this trail.
Washington Gulch Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Washington Gulch Trail leads southeast from Gothic Road to Washington Gulch Road. This four and a half mile trail makes a short day hike if a car is available at each terminus.
Waterloo Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Waterloo Gulch Trail leads north from Texas Creek, following a stream to the head of Waterloo Gulch and a small lake. This entire route lies within the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
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