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Colorado: Equestrian Trails in Gunnison
Posted on Tuesday, January 30 @ 23:00:00 CST by iljiana

Horse Camping & Trails BLM Gunnison Field Office
216 North Colorado St. Click the link for a map
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone (970) 641-0471




Alpine Loop and Lake City Area Equestrian Trails

How to Get There: From Lake City take the Henson Creek Road west for 2 miles. The trailhead is on the south side of the road where a sign indicates the Alpine Gulch Trail.

How to Get There: From Lake City take highway 149 south, 2.5 miles. Turn right onto the road to Lake San Cristobal. Follow paved road approximately 4 miles, then continue on dirt road for about 8.3 miles. Turn left at the fork toward Sherman; go 1.4 miles. A sign marks the trailhead to the left of the road.

How to Get There: From Lake City take Hwy. 149 south, 2.5 miles. Turn right on the road to Lake San Cristobal. Follow the paved road about 4 miles, then continue on dirt road for another 8.3 miles. Bear right at the fork and travel another 4.2 miles to the Silver Creek Trail. The Cooper Creek Trail is located approximately .8 miles further on the right.

How to Get There: From Lake City take Hwy 149 south, 2.5 miles. Turn right on the road to Lake San Cristobal. Follow paved road approximately 4 miles, then continue on dirt road for about 8.3 miles. Turn left at the fork and travel 1.4 miles to the Cataract Gulch trailhead. Park your 2WD vehicle and walk or drive a 4WD vehicle about 3.2 miles further along the road to the Cuba Gulch trailhead.

How to Get There: Cross the bridge at the north end of Lake City from Highway 149. Turn left and continue one block. Turn left again to the sewage treatment plant.


How to Get There:
From Lake City take Hwy 149 south, 2.5 miles. Turn right at Lake San Cristobal Recreation area turn off. Follow the paved road approximately 4 miles, then continue on the dirt road for about 2.6 miles. The trailhead sign and parking area are on the right hand side of the road just before the William's Creek Campground.


Powderhorn Wilderness Area Equestrian Trails
How to Get There: From Lake City take Hwy. 149 north 7 miles to a dirt road heading northeast. A large, brown sign marks the entrance to this road advising that the road is steep and narrow. Turn onto this road and follow it across the bridge on the Lake Fork River and up a hill to another dirt road to the left marked with a "TRAILHEADS" sign. Turn onto this road and continue about .5 mile to the Devil's Creek Trailhead. The gate at the bridge does not open to the public until June 15th. How to Get There: From Gunnison, go 9 miles west on Hwy. 50, take Hwy. 149 south 17 miles. Turn left at Powderhorn on County Rd.27 and go 1 mile south to the old Powderhorn Store. Turn west for .25 mile to the Powderhorn Cabins and turn left on the Ten Mile Springs Road. Continue on this road for 10 miles to the trailhead. Four-wheel drive or high clearance may be necessary toward the end of the road. How to Get There: This trail will be accessed from the Powderhorn Lakes Trailhead or the East Fork Trailhead. From Gunnison, go 9 miles west on Hwy. 50, take Hwy. 149 south 17 miles. Turn left at Powderhorn on County Rd.27 and go 1 mile south to the old Powderhorn Store. Turn west for .25 mile to the Powderhorn Cabins and turn left on the Ten Mile Springs Road. Continue on this road for 10 miles to the trailhead. Four-wheel drive or high clearance may be necessary toward the end of the road. How to Get There: From Gunnison go 9 miles west on Hwy. 50, take Hwy. 149 south for 20 miles. Turn left on Indian Creek Road (County Rd. 58) and continue on a rough 2-wheel drive road for 10 miles. The trailhead sign and parking area are at the end of the road. How to Get There: From Gunnison go 9 miles west on Hwy. 50, take Hwy. 149 south for 17 miles to County Road 27. Turn left and go 19 miles south to the Powderhorn Park Trailhead.


Gunnison Area Equestrian Trails How to Get There: From the center of Gunnison, drive east on Hwy. 50 about 6 blocks to Mc Donald?s. Turn left and go a long block to the first stop sign. Turn right and follow the curving road around the edge of the WSC campus. About halfway up the hill you will see a large parking lot for the WSC library. Park on the eastern edge of the parking lot and cross the road to the entrance of the trail.

 
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