Spring Camp Trail

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Spring Camp Trail #707

The Spring Camp Trail #707 contains many creek crossings so some consideration should be given to spring run-off.  It receives most of its use within the fall months due to the big game hunting seasons. The trail also offers many scenic vistas, especially along the upper section as it looks down into the Kannah Creek Basin. From the lower trail head, the first two miles of trail are the most difficult due to the steep terrain which it traverses.  The Spring Camp Trail is one of the primary trails which connect the lower and the upper portions of the Kannah Creek Basin.

Open Season: Mid-June – October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Fall Hunting – Heavy
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, and Mountain Bike.
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO and Delta, CO


From the junction of Highway 65 and the Lands End Road, FSR #100, turn onto the Lands End Road and travel west 3.1 miles to its intersection with Carson Lake Road, FSR #108.  Turn left onto the Carson Lake Rd. and travel 1.4 miles to the parking area on the northwest corner of Carson Lake.  From the parking area travel a few hundred yards along the western edge of Carson Lake, across the dam of the reservoir, to the Upper Kannah Creek Trailhead.  Travel down the Kannah Creek Trail #706 for approximately 2.8 miles to its intersection with the Upper Spring Camp Trailhead.

Travel southeast from Grand Junction on Highway 50 for approximately 12 miles to its junction with the Lands End Road, FSR #100.  Turn left and travel east on the Lands End Road for approximately 2.7 miles to the Purdy Mesa-Kannah Creek Road intersection. Turn right onto the Kannah Creek Road and travel 0.1 miles until the road splits. Stay right and continue heading east on the Kannah Creek Road for 6.7 miles until the road crosses a bridge and comes to a parking area on the right side of the road near the city intake.  Follow the Kannah Creek Trail #706 for approximately 0.18 miles to the Spring Camp Trailhead.  The Spring Camp Trail forks right off of the Kannah Creek Trail.
Off of the Kannah Creek Trail #706.  T. 12S., R. 96W., Sec. 29. U.S.G.S. Map: Indian Point.

Off of Kannah Creek Trail #706.  T. 12S., R. 97W., Sec. 34. U.S.G.S. Map: Indian Point.

Horse Camping

No. of Sites 60 single site(s)


  • Trail Measurement: 7.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 385650N
  • Compass Longitude: 1081249W
  • Numeric Latitude: 38.9472046
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.2136899
  • Elevation in Meters: 1,890 to 2,530
  • Elevation in Feet: 6,200 to 8,300

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    7.7 Miles
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  • Elevation in Feet
    6,200 to 8,300
  • Elevation in Meters
    1,890 to 2,530
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