Upper Bench Trail

If you are at the trail and this trail needs the latitude and longitude please click the link below and add it to the Add/Edit Trail Form to give us the information. Click to view your current location on a map.

Trail Type:

Counties Trail is in:

Upper Bench Trail #625

The Upper Bench Trail #625 is used as a connecting route between the Johnson Basin Road, FSR #425 and the Calcord Road, FSR #411.1A.  Since this trail contours a hillside at a fairly level grade for the entire distance, it is a relitively easy trail to hike.  It passes through primarily oakbrush and aspen stands and a few intermittent spruce/fir stands.

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



From the Northern Forest Boundry, travel 21.6 miles South on the Divide Road, FSR #402, to its junction with the Cambell Point Road, FSR #411.  Turn right and travel west on Cambell Point Road for 1.5 miles to the Calcord Road, FSR 411.1A junction.  Make a sharp left and travel 0.8 miles souteast on the Calcord Road until the road dead ends at the Calcord Cow Camp’s corrals and fence.  The Upper Bench trailhead is located southwest of the trailer house at the same location as the Coal Creek Trailhead.


From the Northern Forest Boundry, travel 26.6 miles south on the Divide Road, FSR #402, to its junction with the Johnson Basin Road, FSR #425.  Turn right and travel southwest on the Johnson Basin Road for 1 mile until the road forks.  Stay Right and travel northwest for 0.5 miles on the road to Weimers Cow Camp.  The Long Canyon Trail #621 forks right (northeast) off of the road approximately 50 feet before reaching a gate across the road.  Follow the Long Canyon Trail for 0.5 miles until reaching the Upper Bench Trailhead.



Off of Calcord Rd., FSR #411. 1A. T. 49N. , R. 16W. , Sec. 4 U.S.G.S. Map Uncompahgre Butte


Off of the Long Canyon Trail # 621. T.  49N. , R. 16W. , Sec. 13.  U.S.G.S.  Map:   Snipe Mountain.


  • Trail Measurement: 8.1 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 383230N
  • Compass Longitude: 1083751W
  • Numeric Latitude: 38.5416542
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.630928
  • Elevation in Meters: 2713
  • Elevation in Feet: 8900

If you have information about this trail please fill out the Add/Edit Trail form.


  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    8.1 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
  • Compass Longitude
  • Numeric Latitude
  • Numeric Longitude
  • Elevation in Feet
  • Elevation in Meters
  • Trail Images
    • Trail Maps
      • Trail GPS Files
        • Trail Weather

        Leave a Reply