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

Quick Facts

Milk Creek Road

Beginning Elevation: 8,860 Feet (2761.8 Meters) Marshall Pass Road
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,660 Feet (829.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,520 Feet (3591.0 Meters) Sargents Mesa
Length: 9 Miles (15.0 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 578

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General Description

Milk Creek Road, Forest Road 578, stems from Marshall Pass Road, Forest Road 243, southeast of Sargents. This road follows the Milk Creek drainage four and a half miles to Sawmill Park. It continues leading southward in the Cochetopa Hills to Cameron Park. Turning westward the road leads two more miles on Sargents Mesa. It ends at Forest Road 860, which leads south to Highway 114.

The middle portion of this road is extremely difficult. It is one of those roads that is easier to go down than up. It is not recommended for beginning drivers.

Directions from Highway 114: Take Highway 50 east eight miles to the Highway 114 junction and turn right towards Saguache. Go past mile post 51 about 100 yards and turn left onto a gravel county road. At .8 miles take the left fork and at 5.4 miles take the right fork. The road ends at 9 miles. Turn right and go through timberline to a large park ( Sargents Mesa ).

Directions from Marshall Pass Road: From Gunnison, take Highway 50 east to Sargents. Turn right on Marshall Pass Road, Forest Road 243, and travel approximately four miles to Milk Creek Road, Forest Road 578. Milk Creek Road parallels Marshall Pass Road for approximately one mile.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping Milk Creek Road
ICON Family Camping Tomichi Creek Campground
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Milk Creek Road
ICON Horseback Riding Milk Creek Road
ICON ATV Riding Milk Creek Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Milk Creek Road
ICON Viewing Scenery Milk Creek Road

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Visitor Information:

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


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