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

Quick Facts

Carbon Creek Road #737

Beginning Elevation: 8,400 Feet (2618.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 800 Feet (249.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length: 7 Miles (11.67 Kilometers) to a dead end
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 131, 132, 133, 134
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 737
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Mt. Axtell, Squirrel Creek

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The road is usually passable by two wheel drive vehicles and follows Carbon Creek for the entire distance.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel two miles north on Highway 135 to Ohio Creek Road. Turn right and travel ten miles north on Ohio Creek Road to Carbon Creek Road. Carbon Creek Road leads to the right of Ohio Creek Road.

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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: 7 mi. to dead end. Med usage. Near Gunnison.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Carbon Creek Road
ICON Horseback Riding Carbon Creek Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Carbon Creek Road

Related Activities
Carbon-Red Mountain Road # 563 - Carbon-Red Mountain Road breaks from Carbon Creek Road on the southeastern flanks of Carbon Peak. The road eventually makes a loop and returns to Carbon Creek Road.

Mill Castle Trail - This trail goes through rugged terrain, but is one of the most scenic trails in the West Elk Wilderness.

Swampy Pass Trail - Swampy Pass Trail is a good access to the West Elk Wilderness from the Ohio Creek Road. The trail is very scenic.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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