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

Quick Facts

Pieplant Creek Road # 742.8F

Beginning Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 800 Feet (249.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,300 Feet (3210.7 Meters)
Length: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers) to Timberline Trail
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 131 Crested Butte, Pearl Pass
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 742.8F
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Pieplant

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Pieplant Road leads northeast from Taylor River Road to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary. It leaves Taylor River Road at an elevation of 9,522 feet and begins to ascend. This route is not very steep and gains only 786 feet through it's entire course. Two miles from the Taylor River Road, Pieplant Road joins Pieplant Creek and follows the Creek until it ends at a mill site. The road continues a short distance beyond the end of the creek to the junction with Timberline Trail.

Directions from Almont: Travel twenty six miles northeast on the Taylor River Road, Forest Road 742. Pass the Rivers End Campground and continue traveling approximately three miles to Pieplant Creek Road, 742.8F, which leads towar the east and Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Pieplant Creek Road
ICON Horseback Riding Pieplant Creek Road
ICON ATV Riding Pieplant Creek Road to wilderness boundary
ICON Motorcycle Riding Pieplant Creek Road to wilderness boundary
ICON Snowmobiling Pieplant Creek Road to wilderness boundary

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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