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Washington Gulch (winter) Trailhead

Elevation: 9,560 Feet (2980.0 Meters)




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General Description

Many winter activities for locals and visitors begin at this site
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Many winter activities for locals and visitors begin at this site
Washington Gulch Winter Trailhead results from lack of winter maintenance on Washington Gulch Road, Forest Road 811. This trailhead provides access to Gothic Mountain, Anthracite Mesa and Long Lake. This area is used by individuals pursuing many forms of winter recreation. Be prepared to share the trail.

Directions from Crested Butte: Drive two miles north on Highway 135 to Washington Gulch Road. Turn left on to Washington Gulch Road and travel to the winter closure.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing Washington Gulch Trailhead
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Washington Gulch Trailhead
Yes
ICON Backcountry Skiing Washington Gulch Trailhead
Yes
ICON Trailhead Parking Washington Gulch (winter) Trailhead
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling Washington Gulch Trailhead
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing Washington Gulch Trailhead
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Washington Gulch Trailhead
Yes



Related Activities
Washington Gulch Trail - 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.

Washington Gulch Road #811 - Washington Gulch Road follows Washington Gulch to the abandoned town site of Elkton. It may be combined with Slate River Road to make a loop back to Highway 135.



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

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