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Fossil Ridge Trail #478
The Fossil Ridge Trail #478 begins at a parking area on FSR #771 across from the Gold Creek Campground and ends at its intersection with the McIntyre Gulch Trail #578. This trail is located in the Fossil Ridge Recreation Management Area and follows the boundary line of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area. It offers a very challenging adventure for motorcycles and mountain bikes. Beware of steep drop-offs! Boulder Lake and the Summerville Trail #430 can be accessed via this trail.
|Open Season:||June – October|
|Restrictions:||Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and Motorcycle.|
|Closest Towns:||Ohio City, CO|
|Information Center:||Gunnison Ranger District|
Fossil Ridge Trail Access:
From Gunnison, travel east on Highway 50 for approximately 11.5 miles to Parlin, CO. Turn left and travel approximately 8 miles on County Road 76 to Ohio City. Turn left on FSR #771 and continue for approximately 7 miles to the Gold Creek Campground. Parking is on the left across from the campground.
Fossil Ridge Trail Access: T. 15S., R. 83W., Section 25. U.S.G.S. Map: Fairview Peak. Elevation: 10,030 feet.
- Trail Measurement: 13.5 Miles
- Compass Latitude: 383812N
- Compass Longitude: 1063947W
- Numeric Latitude: 38.6366599
- Numeric Longitude: -106.6630886
- Elevation in Meters: 3023 to 3462
- Elevation in Feet: 9,920 to 11,360
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