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Camping: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Timberline (N & S) Trailhead

Elevation: 10,720 Feet (3341.6 Meters)

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General Description

The Timberline Trailhead lies four and a half miles west of Cottonwood Pass summit along Cottonwood Pass Road. Timberline Trail, 414, and the Continental Divide Trail lead north and south from this site. The trail north leads into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness within a half mile. The trail south is a multi-use trail open to motorcycles and mountain bikes as well as horses and hikers.

Directions from Cottonwood Pass Summit: Travel four and a half miles west on Cottonwood Pass Road to the trailhead.

Directions from Taylor River Road: Travel through Taylor Canyon to Taylor Park Reservoir. On the eastern shore Cottonwood Pass Road, Forest Service Road 209, intersects Taylor River Road. Turn right on to Cottonwood Pass Road and travel seven and a half miles to the trailhead.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Timberline (N & S) Trailhead
ICON Backpacking Timberline Trailhead
ICON Fishing Pass Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Timberline Trailhead
ICON Horseback Riding Timberline Trailhead
ICON Scenic Driving Cottonwood Pass Road
ICON Viewing Scenery Timberline Trailhead

Related Activities
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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