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

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Farris Creek Trailhead

Elevation: 8,775 Feet (2735.3 Meters)




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General Description

Farris Creek Trailhead lies two miles north of Highway 135 on Cement Creek Road. The elevation of the site is 8,775 feet. Farris Creek Trail, that leads north from the trailhead, gains a significant amount of elevation as it leaves the trailhead. This makes the site a better start for hiking than biking or motorcycling.

Farris Creek Trailhead provides access to Farris Creek Trail, 409, Double Top Trail, 405, and Walrod Trail, 412. It's a good ending point for a loop ride that begins on Brush Creek and uses Double Top Trail for a descent. The terrain between Brush Creek and Cement Creek is heavily used by mountain bikers, hikers and motorcyclists so be courteous to other users.

Directions from Crested Butte: Travel six miles south on Highway 135 to Cement Creek Road, the turnoff for CB South. Turn left on to Cement Creek Road and travel two miles to the Farris Creek Trailhead. It will be on the left side of Cement Creek Road.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Farris Creek Trailhead
Yes
ICON Camping Cement Creek Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Cement Creek
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Farris Creek Trailhead
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Farris Creek Trailhead
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Farris Creek Trailhead
Yes



Related Activities
Cement Creek Road #740 - This road follows Cement Creek it's entire distance. It is a popular, but remote area for many types of summer and winter recreation opportunities.

Double Top Trail - Double Top Trail leads south from East Brush Creek Trail, 400, to Farris Creek Trail, 409. This trail combined with Brush Creek Road forms a popular mountain biking loop.

Farris Creek Trail - Farris Creek Trail leads north and south for four miles to connect Brush Creek and Cement Creek.



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

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