This is one of the shorter accesses off Hwy. 145, to the Calico Trail. The 2,000 foot climb is of a fairly steady nature and for the most part takes the hiker and horseback rider through a lushly vegetated spruce-fir environment. The upper half of the trail takes you through aspen groves that can be quite colorful during the Fall.
Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Take Colorado State Hwy 145 north about 25.0 miles. Go 1.5 miles past Priest Gulch Campground on the north (left) side and you will see the trailhead for Section House Trail. The first mile or so follows the creek before veering eastward.
Summer through Fall .