Blue Creek Trail

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Blue Creek Trail #620

The Blue Creek Trail #620 descends through a diverse mixture of vegetation from its upper trailhead to the lower trailhead near the confluence of Massey Branch and Blue Creek.  In the upper sections of the trail, it travels through aspen and spruce/fir stands and gradually transitions into Gambel Oak, Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Pinyon Pine and Utah Juniper, and Narrowleaf Cottonwood as the trail descends.  The Blue Creek drainage has numerous beaver ponds along its entire length and supports a large number of trout.  Along the creek there is a great diversity of plants and shrubs as well: Dogwood, Serviceberry, Chokecherry, Hawthorn, Mountain Ash, Wolfberry, Alder, Mountain Mahogany, and Willow.  The trail offers many scenic vistas and opportunities for viewing wildlife as well.

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and Fishing.
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO

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UPPER TRAILHEAD:
Off the Divide Road, FSR #402.  T.  50N.,  R.  16W.,  Sec. 8U.S.G.S. Map: Uncompahgre Butte.

9,000 ft. elevation.  Off the Divide Road  (FDR #402).  T.  50N.,  R.  16W.,  Sec. 8U.S.G.S. Map: Uncompahgre Butte.

LOWER TRAILHEAD:
At the junction with the Mailbox Trail #619 and Leonard’s Ridge Trail #643.  T.  50N.,  R17W.,  Sec. 10.  U.S.G.S. Map: Uncompahgre Butte.

7,200ft. elevation.  At its junction with the Mailbox (FDT #619) and Leonard’s Ridge (FDT #643) Trails.  T.  50N.,  R17W.,  Sec. 10.  U.S.G.S. Map: Uncompahgre Butte.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 5.12 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 392524N
  • Compass Longitude: 1070333W
  • Numeric Latitude: 39.4233171
  • Numeric Longitude: -107.0592141
  • Elevation in Meters: 2194 to 2743.2
  • Elevation in Feet: 7,200 to 9,000

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    5.12 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    392524N
  • Compass Longitude
    1070333W
  • Numeric Latitude
    39.4233171
  • Numeric Longitude
    -107.0592141
  • Elevation in Feet
    7,200 to 9,000
  • Elevation in Meters
    2194 to 2743.2
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