Rough Creek Trail

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Rough Creek Trail #463

The Rough Creek Trail #463 begins at the Rough Creek Trailhead, heads south into La Garita Wilderness and ends at the Skyline Trail #465.  This trail serves as a secondary access route into the La Garita Wilderness Area, Wilderness Regulation do apply.  It follows Pasture Creek for about one mile and then crosses over into the Rough Creek drainage.  Herds of deer and elk are often seen at various places along the trail.

At a Glance

Open Season:  June – October
Usage:  Light
Best Season:  Summer
Restrictions:  Open to Hiking and Horseback.
Closest Towns:  Lake City, CO
Information Center:  Gunnison Ranger District


Rough Creek Trailhead:  T. 43N., R. 3W., Section 22.  U.S.G.S. Maps:  Mineral Mountain and Bristol Head.  Elevation:  9,200 feet.

Rough Creek Trailhead: 

From Lake City, travel south on Highway 149 for approximately 10 miles to FSR #788.  Follow FSR #788 for approximately 11 miles to the Rough Creek Trailhead.


  • Trail Measurement:
  • Compass Latitude: 380158N
  • Compass Longitude: 1070554W
  • Numeric Latitude: 38.0327742
  • Numeric Longitude: -107.0983835
  • Elevation in Meters: 2804
  • Elevation in Feet: 9200

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