Little Cimarron Trail

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The Little Cimarron Trail #229 begins at the Alpine-Little Cimarron Trailhead on Forest Service Road #864 and ends at an intersection with the Fall Creek Trail #231 on the Gunnison Ranger District. Most of the trial is within theUncompahgre Wilderness where Wilderness Regulations apply. The trail follows a gentle grade following the Little Cimarron River and at approximately 2.1 miles it enters the Uncompahgre Wilderness. It continues south through meadows and dense timber and in approximately 5.2 miles it crosses the Little Cimarron River. Here it turns northeast and begins to climb the ridge between the Little Cimarron drainage and the Fall Creek drainage.  At approximately 6.8 miles it tops out on the ridge and turns south again following the ridge.  In approximately 9.7 miles it reaches the intersection with the Fall Creek Trail.

Open Season: June – October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking and Horseback.
Closest Towns: Cimarron, CO
Information Center: U.S.G.S. Maps: Sheep Mountain and Uncompahgre Peak.


Alpine/Little Cimarron Trailhead:
From Montrose, travel approximately 21 miles to the intersection with County Road 864, Little Cimarron Road. Turn south on CR 864 and continue for approximately 12.5 miles to the Trailhead, CR 864 becomes FSR 864 at the forest boundary.


Alpine/Little Cimarron Trailhead:
T. 46 N.; R. 6 W.; Section 24. U.S.G.S. Map: Sheep Mountain. Elevation: 9,718. Latitude: N38.2154, Longitude: W-107.4671.


  • Trail Measurement: 9.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 381115N
  • Compass Longitude: 1072732W
  • Numeric Latitude: 38.1874932
  • Numeric Longitude: -107.4589479
  • Elevation in Meters: 2819 to 3901
  • Elevation in Feet: 9,250 to 12,800

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    9.7 Miles
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  • Elevation in Feet
    9,250 to 12,800
  • Elevation in Meters
    2819 to 3901
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