Snowshoe Trail

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Snowshoe Trail #607

The Snowshoe Trail #607 serves as a connecting route from the Rim Road, FSR #416 to the Calamity Plantation Road, FSR #405.2A, in the Calamity Basin. It forks left (west) off of the Rim Road, travels for a short distance at a gradual grade, and then begins descending at a steep grade off of the rim of the Uncompahgre Plateau into the Calamity Basin.The trail travels through oak, aspen, manzanita, serviceberry, and ponderosa pine and provides access to some quality hunting and scenic views. It is also is used as a connecting route back to the Rim Road from the Unaweep Trail.

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Fall
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horse, Mountain Bicycle & Motocycle ( motocycle recommended downhill travel only)
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO

Directions:

UPPER ACCESS:

Travel approximately 9 miles south on the Divide Road, FSR #402, to its intersection with the Uranium Road, FSR #404. Turn right on the Uranium Road and travel west for approximately  2.9 miles to its junction with the Rim Road, FSR #416. Turn right on the Rim Road and travel northwest for 3.9 miles to the Upper Snowshoe Trailhead.

LOWER ACCESS:

Travel south on the Divide Road, FSR #402, for 9 miles to its intersection with the Uranium Road, FSR #404.  Turn right (west) onto the Uranium Road and travel approximately 10.7 miles to the junction of the Uranium Road and the Pine Mountain Road, FSR #405.  Turn right (northwest) onto the Pine Mountain Rd. and travel 6.1 miles to its intersection with the Calamity Plantation Road, FSR #405.2A.  Turn onto the Calamity Plantation Road and travel northeast for approximately 2.5 miles to the junction with the Lower Snowshoe Trailhead.
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UPPER TRAILHEAD:

Off the Rim Road, FSR #416.  T. 15S.,  R. 102W.,  Sec. 34.  U.S.G.S Map: Pine Mountain.

LOWER TRAILHEAD:

Off the Calamity Plantation Road, FSR #405.2A.  T. 51N.,  R. 17W.,  Sec. 8. U.S.G.S Map: Pine Mountain.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 1.3 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 384115N
  • Compass Longitude: 1084812W
  • Numeric Latitude: 38.6874845
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.8034356
  • Elevation in Meters: 2,408 to 2,774
  • Elevation in Feet: 7,900 to 9,100

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    1.3 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    384115N
  • Compass Longitude
    1084812W
  • Numeric Latitude
    38.6874845
  • Numeric Longitude
    -108.8034356
  • Elevation in Feet
    7,900 to 9,100
  • Elevation in Meters
    2,408 to 2,774
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