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North River Route Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
North Vista Trail Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park The North Vista Trail is located on the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. This trail was constructed by volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, the North Vista Trail offers some of the best scenic views and birding in the Park.
Oak Flat Loop Trail Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Oak Flat Loop Trail is located near the Visitor Center of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This trail offers the experience of the canyon without taking on the challenge of hiking to the river.
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.
Pool Creek Trail Ouray Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Pool Creek trail provides access into the upper Roubideau Creek area. Summer trail use is light, but increases with fall hunting season.
Portland Trail #238 Ouray Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Most people use this trail as a quiet, relatively easy day walk to relax and enjoy the vegetation and scenery while visiting Ouray or while staying in the Amphitheater campground.
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.
Powderhorn Lakes Trail #460 Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail delivers the traveler to a high alpine tundra ecosystem with expansive views of the San Juan and La Garita Mountains. Elk are commonly sighted.
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.
Ridge Stock Driveway Trail #233 Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This crowded trail provides access to the Big Blue Wilderness, Matterhorn Peak, Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompahgre Peak.
Ridgway State Park Ridgway State Park,
Colorado State Parks
This site is one of the most modern facilities in the state park system.
Rim Rock Nature Trail Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Rim Rock Nature Trail is is a short, self-guided nature trail that begins near the Campground on the south side of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
Roubideau Trail Ouray Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The southern five miles of this trail is the most popular section for recreation. Most use occurs during big game season.
Rough Creek Trail #463 Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail provides a secondary access route into the La Garita Wilderness Area. Herds of deer and elk are often present.
S.O.B. Draw Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park S.O.B. Draw is located off of the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. This trail accesses six campgrounds.
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.
Skyline Trail #465 Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail delivers the traveler to the Continental Divide. The streams provide good fishing and herds of deer and elk are often visible.
Slide Draw Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Slide Draw is located on the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. This is a difficult route that leads to the Gunnison river.
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.
Spring Creek Trail Ouray Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The primary use of the Spring Creek Trail is hunter access into Spring Creek Canyon. Spring Creek is considered good for hunting spring bear, turkey, fall elk and deer.
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.
Stewart Creek Loop #470 Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail takes the traveler along Stewart Creek. Bighorn sheep, mule deer, and elk are often seen along the trail.
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.
Summit Trail #486 Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This lightly traveled trail follows the Continental Divide providing the traveler with expansive views.
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.
Tomichi Route Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Tomichi Route is located on the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. This trail starts from the Rim Rock Trail near the campground.
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.
Twin Peaks Trail #208 Ouray Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail is short but very steep. It offers the traveler that concurs it, an overlook of Ouray and the surrounding area.
Uncompahgre Peak Trail #239 Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail serves as a major access route into the Big Blue Wilderness.
Warner Point Nature Trail Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Warner Point Nature Trail is located off of the High Point Overlook. This trail offers beautiful view of the Gunnison River and the Black Canyon.
Warner Route Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park The Warner Route is the longest route into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. There are 5 campsites located up and downstream.
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.
West Fork-Baldy Loop #490-491 Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
These trails create a loop that takes the traveler to the Continental Divide. Fishing is available at Baldy Lake.
Wetterhorn Basin Trail Ouray Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Wetterhorn Trail is a popular and scenic route into one of the more remote portions of the Big Blue Wilderness.
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