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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > San Juan National Forest > Mancos-Dolores Ranger District

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Priest Gulch Trailhead

Elevation: 11,500 Feet (3584.8 Meters)

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General Description

Priest Gulch CampGround
Copyright: R.J. Greffenius
Priest Gulch CampGround
Priest Gulch Trailhead, 11.0 miles southwest of Rico, leads to the alpine country to the west.

Directions from Rico, Colorado: Travel on Colorado Hwy 145 south for 12 miles. Go 10 miles east of Stoner, Colorado.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Spring through Late Fall .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Winter conditions Updated: 2004-04-22 14:35:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Priest Gulch Trailhead
ICON Mountain Biking
ICON Motorcycle Riding

Related Activities
Calico Trail - Today this trail receives light use yet provides some of the best scenic views of the surrounding mountains.

Cayton Campground - Cayton Campground is 8 miles beyond Burro Bridge Campground. Because of Cayton's easy access to Colorado Hwy. 145 and Dolores River, the campground is very popular.

Priest Cutoff Trail - This trail provides an excellent opportunity for a loop day hike from Priest Gulch campground by connecting Priest Gulch Trail and the Calico Trail.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Dolores Public Lands Office, 29211 Hwy 184 , Dolores, CO, 81323, Phone: 970-882-7296, Fax: 970-882-6841, TTY: 970-882-6842


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