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Quick Facts

Nellie Creek Road # 877

Beginning Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,300 Feet (717.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,600 Feet (3616.0 Meters)
Length: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 141 Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, Lake City
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 877
USGS Maps: Uncompahgre Peak




General Description

Nellie Creek Road, Forest Road 877, leads four miles north from Engineer Pass Road, following the path of Nellie Creek. It takes you to a large parking area that is Uncompahgre Peak Trailhead, on the Uncompahgre Wilderness boundary, one of the access routes to Uncompahgre Peak.

Directions from Lake City: Take Engineer Pass Road along Henson Creek about 5 1/2 miles to Nellie Creek Road, Forest Road 877. A sign will direct you. From the Engineer Pass Road, drive north on Nellie Creek Road one and three quarter miles. Here the road forks. Bear left as the right fork is closed to motorized vehicles.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Uncompahgre Wilderness
Yes
ICON Dispersed Camping Nellie Creek Road
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Nellie Creek Road # 877
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Uncompahgre Trailhead, Portland Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Uncompahgre Wilderness
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Nellie Creek Road
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Nellie Creek Road to wilderness boundary
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Nellie Creek Road
Yes



Related Activities
Cinnamon Pass - Engineer Pass Road - This four-wheel drive loop offers moderate to difficult terrain and expansive views of the surrounding areas.

Portland Trail #238 - Most people use this trail as a quiet, relatively easy day walk to relax and enjoy the vegetation and scenery while visiting Ouray or while staying in the Amphitheater campground.

Uncompahgre Peak Trail #239 - This trail serves as a major access route into the Big Blue Wilderness.



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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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