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

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West Antelope Road

Beginning Elevation: 7,900 Feet (2408 Meters) Ohio Creek Road
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 3,227 Feet (984 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,127 Feet (3392 Meters) junction with Steers Road
Length: 12.0 Miles (19.3 Kilometers) to the junction with Steers Gulch Road #726
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 132, 134
Recommended Season: Summer
Road Number: 818
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Gunnison, McIntosh Mtn, Squirrel Creek

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

On the Trails Illustrated Map West Antelope Road leaves Ohio Creek Road as BLM Road 3115. From Ohio Creek Road you'll drive through eight miles of private land before reaching the National Forest boundary. The first four miles on 3115 are passable by two-wheel drive vehicles; the remainder of the trip requires a high-clearance vehicle is necessary. A mile past the fork with BLM Route 3116 is the turn off for West Antelope Road. It leads westward after a very sharp turn. This part of the road follows Deep Gulch around the north side of an 8,860 foot peak. At the next fork follow the right side and continue climbing. After a short distance the road comes to a 'T': turn right here. Almost immediately after the 'T' is another fork: take the right side at this junction. The forest boundary is two miles from this junction. The road follows a ridge five miles passed this junction to the next fork in the road. At this point follow the right side of the road to the junction with Steers Gulch Road. The last mile has many four-wheel drive roads that branch off and are all dead ends.

Directions from Steers Gulch Road: Drive 11 miles North on the Steers Gulch Road, 726. West Antelope Road leads east just south of the wilderness boundary.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel north two and a half miles on Highway 135. Drive two miles north on Ohio Creek Road and turn west on to West Antelope Road (BLM Road 3115, Forest Road 818).

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking West Elk Wilderness
ICON Dispersed Camping West Antelope Road - within forest boundary only
ICON Four-Wheel Driving West Antelope Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Unnamed trail that leads to the shores of West Antelope Creek
ICON Horseback Riding West Antelope Road
ICON Hunting West Elk Wilderness
ICON Mountain Biking West Antelope Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding West Antelope Road
ICON ATV Riding West Antelope Road
ICON Viewing Scenery West Antelope Road

Related Activities
Steers Gulch Road #726 - The road follows Steers Gulch Creek almost to the wilderness boundary, where it accesses Beaver Creek Trail and West Antelope Road (#818).

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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