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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Texas Creek (road) Trailhead

Elevation: 9,945 Feet (3100.1 Meters)

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General Description

Texas Creek Trailhead lies at the eastern end of Texas Creek Road, Forest Service Road 755. It provides access to the western Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Texas Creek Valley and the Continental Divide. Stemming from the trailhead are Timberline Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and Texas Creek Trail.

Directions from Almont: Travel twenty five miles northeast on the Taylor River Road, Forest Road 742, to Texas Creek Road, Forest Service Road 755. Turn right on to Texas Creek Road and travel eight miles on Texas Creek Road to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Texas Creek (road) Trailhead
ICON Backpacking Texas Creek Trailhead
ICON Fishing Texas Creek, Texas Lakes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Texas Creek Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Texas Creek Trailhead
ICON Horseback Riding Texas Creek Trailhead
ICON Viewing Scenery Texas Creek Trailhead

Related Activities
Taylor River Road - The Taylor River Road is a paved, narrow, winding road, that follows the Taylor River through Taylor Canyon. Traffic is usually very heavy in the summer months.

Texas Creek - Deep pools and riffles support Rainbows, Browns, and Brook trout. The fishing is rated as good.

Texas Creek Lakes - 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 - 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.

Texas Creek Trail - 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 - 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.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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