Short Point Trail

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Short Point Trail #615

The Short Point Trail #615 does not have access through the private land, so the visitor needs to go around any private. The upper trail can be hard to follow as the trail descends to the North Fork of Escalante Creek and follows it to it’s end.

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


From the Northern Uncompahgre National Forest boundary, travel south on Divide Road, FSR #402 approximately 22.6 miles to FSR #402.3E.  Travel on FSR #402.3E approximately 0.75 miles to a private land gate and fence. From this gate and fence, proceed on Forest Road #402.3E another 0.37 miles to the upper trailhead.


The lower trailhead of the Short Point Trail is blocked by private land (Escalante Land and Cattle Company).


Off of the Musser Cow Camp Road, FSR #402.3E.  T. 50N.,  R. 16W.,  Sec. 36. U.S.G.S. Map: Snipe Mountain.

Near the Forest/BLM Boundary on North Fork Escalante Creek.  T. 50N.,  R. 14W.,  Sec. 7.  U.S.G.S Map: Kelso Point.


  • Trail Measurement: 9.8 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 383619N
  • Compass Longitude: 1083154W
  • Numeric Latitude: 38.6052646
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.5317573
  • Elevation in Meters: 2,073 to 2,743
  • Elevation in Feet: 6,800 to 9,000

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    9.8 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
  • Compass Longitude
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  • Elevation in Feet
    6,800 to 9,000
  • Elevation in Meters
    2,073 to 2,743
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