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Gunnison National Forest - South

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Recommended Routes in Gunnison National Forest - South - 2

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Favorite Forested trail with morning sun.
Intermediate Intermediate

Colorado Trail: Segment 17 Out-and-Back Hike

11.7 mi 18.8 km 2,530' Up 771.16 m Up 2,530' Down 771.1 m Down

Whitepine, CO
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Favorite Heading west in the aspen grove.
Difficult Difficult

Baldy Lake Trail Out and Back

12.1 mi 19.4 km 2,743' Up 836.17 m Up 2,742' Down 835.78 m Down

Whitepine, CO
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Gunnison National Forest - South Hiking

  • 293 Miles 472 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 20 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gunnison National Forest - South - 42

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17.5 mi 28.2 km #1CT - Segment 22: Spring Creek Pass to Carson Saddle
Intermediate Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Lake City, CO
16.0 mi 25.7 km #2CT - Segment 23: Carson Saddle to Stony Pass
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
4.0 mi 6.5 km #3Camp Trail #476
Difficult Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult Difficult
Lake City, CO
6.9 mi 11.1 km #4Calf Creek Plateau Trail #9458
Intermediate Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Lake City, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #5Tank Seven Creek Trail #480
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO
14.5 mi 23.3 km #6CT - Segment 18: Colorado Hwy-114 to Saguache Park Road
Easy Easy
Whitepine, CO
Easy Easy
Whitepine, CO
14.3 mi 23.0 km #7CT - Segment 19: Saguache Park Road to Eddiesville
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Creede, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Creede, CO
6.5 mi 10.5 km #8Big Bend Creek Trail #9488
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km #9Hicks Gulch Trail #9492
Intermediate Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Whitepine, CO
6.1 mi 9.8 km #10Dutchman Creek Trail #9490
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Difficult Difficult
Whitepine, CO

Photos of Gunnison National Forest - South - 16

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The CT in Segment 22 in early July.
Sep 30, 2017 near Lake City, CO
The last week of June near the CT high point in Segment 22.
Sep 30, 2017 near Lake City, CO
The view from the Friends of the Colorado Trail Yurt which is 1/4 mile north of the mid-point of Segment 22.
Sep 30, 2017 near Lake City, CO
Colorado Trail near Carson townsite.
Feb 8, 2022 near Lake City, CO
Colorado trail looking into the valley of the old Carson townsite.
Feb 8, 2022 near Lake City, CO
Lots of camping here near the start of the trail.
Oct 29, 2023 near Whitepine, CO
Forested trail with morning sun.
Oct 29, 2023 near Whitepine, CO
Beautiful views from CT Segment 17.
Oct 29, 2023 near Whitepine, CO

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