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Gunnison National Forest - North

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Recommended Routes in Gunnison National Forest - North - 14

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Favorite View from near the summit
Difficult Difficult

Storm Pass Out and Back

17.1 mi 27.5 km 4,102' Up 1250.42 m Up 4,102' Down 1250.41 m Down

Crested…, CO
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Favorite Hiking southeast; getting closer to the cirque.
Intermediate Intermediate

Rustler Gulch Out and Back

7.7 mi 12.3 km 1,271' Up 387.47 m Up 1,271' Down 387.49 m Down

Crested…, CO
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Favorite First viewpoint on the trail looking north.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Horse Ranch Park Loop

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,455' Up 443.6 m Up 1,460' Down 445.11 m Down

Crested…, CO
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Favorite First viewpoint on the trail looking north.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Dark Canyon Trail Point to Point

14.6 mi 23.6 km 1,581' Up 482.01 m Up 3,661' Down 1115.78 m Down

Crested…, CO
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Favorite Mill Lake in all its brilliance.
Intermediate Intermediate

Mill Lake Out and Back

4.0 mi 6.4 km 1,414' Up 431.03 m Up 1,413' Down 430.79 m Down

St. Elmo, CO
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Favorite Ridgewalking towards Mount Bellview's Summit.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Bellview Out-and-Back

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,635' Up 498.46 m Up 1,635' Down 498.23 m Down

Crested…, CO
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Favorite Looking south on the whole ridge.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

4 Baldy Peak Bonanza

11.6 mi 18.7 km 3,211' Up 978.63 m Up 3,218' Down 980.93 m Down

Gunnison, CO
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Favorite Fossil Ridge Trail to Boulder Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Boulder Lake Out-and-Back

7.4 mi 11.9 km 1,958' Up 596.86 m Up 1,958' Down 596.65 m Down

St. Elmo, CO
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Favorite Mill Lake as viewed from Fossil Mountain.
Difficult Difficult

Fossil Mountain Out-and-Back

5.6 mi 9.0 km 2,611' Up 795.95 m Up 2,612' Down 796.25 m Down

St. Elmo, CO
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Gunnison National Forest - North Hiking

  • 487 Miles 784 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 24 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 44 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 67 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gunnison National Forest - North - 121

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9.0 mi 14.6 km #1West Maroon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
11.1 mi 17.8 km #2Cliff Creek Trail #8840
Intermediate Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
23.0 mi 37.0 km #3CDT: Tincup Section
Intermediate Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
2.3 mi 3.6 km #4Matchless Trail #9413
Intermediate Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
2.5 mi 4.0 km #5Lakeview Campground Trail #9621
Intermediate Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #6Three Lakes Trail #843
Intermediate Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
16.1 mi 25.8 km #7CDT: Tincup Pass Road to Cottonwood Pass Road (CO Sec. 21)
Difficult Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
10.8 mi 17.3 km #8South Lottis Trail #428
Difficult Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
Difficult Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
8.1 mi 13.0 km #9Trail Riders Trail #401
Difficult Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Beckwith Pass Trail #8842
Intermediate Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO

Photos of Gunnison National Forest - North - 225

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View from near the summit
Jun 25, 2018 near Crested…, CO
Fairview Peak Fire Lookout standing tall above its surroundings.
Sep 14, 2023 near St. Elmo, CO
Southeast valley view.
Oct 2, 2023 near Crested…, CO
Mineral Point summit views.
Oct 2, 2023 near Crested…, CO
Mount Crested Butte summit view
Oct 3, 2023 near Crested…, CO
The view looking back down the valley.
Oct 5, 2023 near Crested…, CO
Admiring the south-facing view from the Summit Ridge.
Oct 11, 2023 near Crested…, CO
A bit of the loose trail near the Summit Ridge.
Oct 11, 2023 near Crested…, CO

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