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

Quick Facts

Texas Creek Road #755

Beginning Elevation: 9,350 Feet (2914.6 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 550 Feet (171.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,940 Feet (3098.5 Meters)
Length: 9 Miles (15.0 Kilometers) Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 129, 131
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 755
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Mt. Harvard, Taylor Peak Reservoir

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Texas Creek Road leaves Taylor Canyon Road approximately one mile north of Cottonwood Pass. The road junction lies at 9,350 feet and Texas Creek Road climbs slowly from that elevation. After the first mile, the road joins the Texas Creek and generally follows the creek the remainder of the distance. The first three miles are usually passable by two-wheel drive vehicles. The upper portion of Texas Creek Road passes Texas Lakes, which provide excellent opportunities for fishing. The road ends at the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary (9,945). Use of mechanized and motorized vehicles or equipment is not allowed within the wilderness. Travel restrictions may be in effect in this area, please check the current Travel Map.

Directions from Almont: Travel twenty five miles northeast on the Taylor River Road, Forest Road 742, to Texas Creek Road.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Time of Day: 10:00
Length of Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Hard
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: found a new cut trail in the area great switchbacks and very rocky stream bed finish. I'd rate this as a top ATV trail.
Conditions: Warm and Dry
Water Availability: Pack it in and pack even more out save the environment

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping Texas Creek Road
ICON Camping Rivers End Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Texas Creek, Texas Lakes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Texas Creek Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Texas Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Texas Creek Road
ICON Mountain Biking Texas Creek Road to the wilderness boundary
ICON Motorcycle Riding Texas Creek Road to the wilderness boundary
ICON Snowmobiling Texas Creek Road to the wilderness boundary
ICON Viewing Scenery Texas Creek Road

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 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.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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