Beaver Dam Trail

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Beaver Dam Trail #627

The Beaver Dam Trail #627 follows at a moderate grade along the Beaver Dam Drainage and is a route which ties together the Mesa Creek Road and the Long Canyon Trail. It travels through a mixture of spruce stands, oakbrush and through many open parks. This drainage contains many beaver ponds with intermittent sections of flowing water. A great amount of beaver activity may be encountered expecially along the lower 0.5 mile of trail. Additional wildlife may also be seen along this trail, however, no fish activity was observed along the section of water which this trail follows.

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Opern to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike and Motorcycle (July 4 – Labor Day).
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO

Directions:

UPPER ACCESS:
From Northern Forest Boundary, travel 17 miles South on Divide Road to Mesa Creek Road Junction. Turn right onto the Mesa Creek and head West for 0.4 miles to the upper Beaver Dam Trailhead. This trailhead is located on the left (South) side of the road.

LOWER ACCESS:
The lower trailhead is located off the Long Canyon Trail #621. The shortest hike to lower Beaver Dam Trailhead on the Long Canyon Trail is 5.8 miles from the Northern Long Canyon Trailhead.

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UPPER TRAILHEAD:
Off of Mesa Creek Road #407.1. T. 50N. R.16W., Sec 17. U.S.G.S Map: Uncompahgre Butte.

LOWER TRAILHEAD:
Off the Long Canyon Trail #621. T.50N.  , R 16W., Sec. 19. U.S.G.S. Map: Uncompahgre Butte.

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Godding Eisberry Grade

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Monument Trail

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Monument Trail #518

The Monument Trail #518 provides access to the Monument Reservoirs and serves as a connecting route between the Leon Creek and the Willow and Buzzard Creek drainages.  There are many creek crossings on the trail and some can be quite difficult depending on the water levels, especially in early spring.  It travels through open meadows, aspen stands and spruce/fir and comes to an end at Willow Creek Road, FSR #263 in an open meadow bordered by aspen above Willow Creek.

Open Season: Mid-June – October
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and OHVs less than 50″ in width.
Closest Towns: Hotchkiss, CO

Directions:

WESTERN ACCESS:

Travel East from the town of Collbran approximately 6.4 miles on Colorado State Highway 330 to the intersection  with Highway 64.  Take the right fork which is Highway 64 and travel approximately 3 miles to the turnoff for Vega State Park.  Turn right off of Highway 64 and travel over the dam of Vega Reservoir and continue south to the Grand Mesa National Forest Boundary.  The trailhead is located approximately 8.7 miles south on Park Creek Road, FSR #262, approximately 0.7 miles south of the High Trail #515.

EASTERN ACCESS:

Travel east from Collbran approximately 14.7 miles on Colorado State Highway 330 to its intersection with County Road 71.4.  Turn right onto County Road 71.4 and travel southeast for approximately 2.1 miles to the Hightower Guard Station and the Grand Mesa National Forest Boundary.  At this location there is an intersection of two forest roads; Buzzard  Divide Road, FSR #265, and Porter Flats Road, FSR #266.  Turn left at this intersection and follow Buzzard  Divide Road east and then south for approximately 9.9 miles to its intersection with Willow Creek Road, FSR #263 .  At this intersection turn right onto the Willow Creek Road and travel west for approximately 3.35 miles to the Trailhead.

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WESTERN TRAILHEAD:
Off the Park Creek Road, FSR #262.  T.  11S.,  R.  93W.,  Sec.  9.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Leon Peak.

EASTERN TRAILHEAD:
Off the Willow Creek Road, FSR #263.  T.  10S.,  R.  92W.,  Sec.  16.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Porter Mountain.

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Whitewater Basin Trail

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Whitewater Basin Trail #700

Whitewater Basin Trail #700 begins on the south side of Whitewater Basin from the upper trailhead and contours around to the north side of the basin, crossing several branches of Whitewater Creek on the way. It may be considered difficult due to the steep terrain which some sections traverse. The Whitewater Basin Trail is the only developed trail in Whitewater Basin and is used mostly in the fall during hunting season.  It is a good day-use trail for hikers and horseback riders and offers many scenic vistas.

Open Season: June – October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer-Fall
Busiest Season: Fall Hunting-Moderate
Restrictions: Open to Hiking and Horseback.
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO

Directions:

UPPER ACCESS:

Ttravel southeast from Grand Junction on Highway 50 to the Lands End Road, FSR #100, intersection.  Turn left onto the Lands End Road and travel east for 18 miles to the Whitewater Basin Upper Trailhead.

LOWER ACCESS:

From Grand Junction, travel southeast on Highway 50 for approximately 12 miles to its junction with the Lands End Road, FSR #100. Turn left and travel east on the Lands End Road for 8.3 miles to a dirt road. Turn left and travel on this road for about 60 yards until it crosses a stream (North Fork Kannah Creek) and reaches a “T” intersection.  Take the left fork at the intersection and travel west on this road for 0.8 miles to the location where another dirt road forks right (north). Turn right onto this road and travel north for 1.2 miles to a fenceline with a gate.  After passing through this gate, continue for 1.3 miles north and then northeast until the road dead-ends at a fenceline at the BLM/ Forest Boundary and the Whitewater Basin Trailhead. Because the last section of the road is very rough and rocky, four wheel drive vehicles are recommended.

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UPPER TRAILHEAD:

Off of Lands End Road, FSR#100.  T. 12S.,  R. 97W.,  Sec. 10. U.S.G.S. Map: Lands End.

LOWER TRAILHEAD:

From the BLM/ Forest Boundary. T. 12S.,  R. 97W.,  Sec. 8.  U.S.G.S.  Map: Palisade.

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Bench Trail

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Gunnison Trail

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Old Ute Indian Trail

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Black Ridge Trail

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  • Location: Three access points: (1) across from the Saddlehorn Visitor Center in the north, (2) accessed by the CCC Trail 3.8 miles (6.1 km) east from the visitor center – trailhead on the right, (3) and at 6.4 miles (10.3 km) east from the visitor center – trailhead on the left; you can also access Liberty Cap Trail from this trailhead.
  • Mileage: 5.5 one way (8.8 km)
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Elevation: 5,790 to 6,730 feet (1765 to 2051 meters)
  • Average time: 3 hours
  • Usage: Hiking and horseback riding.
  • Description: Highest trail in the park with far-reaching views west to Utah canyonlands, east to Grand Valley, and south to the San Juan Mountains. Follows up-and-down terrain of Black Ridge. Trail crosses McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (Bureau of Land Management lands).

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Hawxhurst Trail

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Hawxhurst Trail #530

The Hawxhurst Trail #530 is the quickest way to reach the lower end of the Smalley Mountain Trail #531 if you are approaching from the east (traveling west on Battlement Trail #527).  A large portion of this trail passes through aspen stands interspersed with open meadows. The last 0.75 miles of the trail is largely oakbrush. The trail ends at a two-track at the Hawxhurst Cow Camp, which is where private property begins. The trail is of medium difficulty.

Open Season: June – October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Fall Hunting
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, Motorcycle, and OHVs less than 50″ in width.

Directions:

UPPER ACCESS:
From Collbran, follow the Kimball Creek Road, County Road #58.6, for approximately 5.5 miles to the National Forest Boundary where it becomes FSR #275.  At this point take the spur road, FSR #275.1A, which forks off to the right. Travel on this spur road approximately 0.4 mile to the Lower Trailhead of the Kimball Creek Trail #532. Follow the Kimball Creek Trail for approximately 4.43 miles to it’s intersects with Battlement Trail  #527. Travel East on Battlement Trail for approximately 3.13 miles to reach the Upper Trailhead of Hawxhurst.

LOWER ACCESS:
Access to the lower trailhead of Hawxhurst is not open to the public, as the trail ends at private property. However, it may be accessed by way of the Smalley Mountain Trail #531.  Follow the Kimball Creek Trail #532 to its intersection with Battlement Trail # 527; then travel approximately one-quarter mile east on the Battlement Trail to the upper trailhead of Smalley Mountain. Follow Smalley Mountain Trail for approximately 4.31 miles to its intersection with Hawxhurst. Then proceed 0.56 miles Southeast to the Lower Trailhead of Hawxhurst.

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UPPER TRAILHEAD :
From the intersection with Battlement Trail #527.  T. 8S.,  R. 94W.,  Sec. 16.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Hawxhurst Creek.

LOWER TRAILHEAD :
From the intersection with the Smalley Mountain Trail  #531.  T. 8S.,  R. 94W.,  Sec. 33.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Hawxhurst Creek.

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Pollock Trail

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