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Fishing: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Cebolla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Rough Creek Trail #463

Beginning Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2804 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2.5 Miles (4.17 Kilometers) to the intersection with the Cebolla Trail
Length: 7.5 Miles (12.5 Kilometers) to the intersection with Skyline Trail
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 463
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Mineral Mountain and Bristol Head

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

This trail provides a secondary access route into the La Garita Wilderness Area. The trail follows Pasture Creek for about 1 mile and then crosses over into the Rough Creek drainage. Herds of deer and elk are often seen at various places along the trail.

Directions from Lake City: Take Hwy 149 south 10 miles. Turn onto Forest Road #788 at the Slumgullion campground turnoff. Travel about 11 miles northeast to the Rough Creek Trailhead sign.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Matthew McHarg
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The total trip was Creed to Powderhorn and back. Rough Creek is my favorite part. The view from the top of skyline trail into Rough Creek is really worth the work.
Conditions: Shale, loose rocks.
Water Availability: The creek water is fine, filter as always.
Recommended Clothing: Normal Colorado hiking gear; shorts, pants, coat, rain gear.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Rough Creek Trail #463

More Information

Visitor Information:

Taylor River/Cebolla Ranger Districts, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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