Italian Creek, Reno Ridge ATV Trail

Crested Butte, Colorado

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Trail climbs consistently from floor of Taylor Park to Reno Divide above 11,000 ft. You’ll pass mine ruins, enjoy scenic vistas and experience a variety of challenges. Views of Maroon Bells can be seen looking north from Reno Ridge Road. Return loop passes gorgeous Spring Creek Reservoir and Mosca C.G. Cross small bridge over Taylor River and begin gradual climb west into Gunnison National Forest toward Italian Mountain. Most interesting part of trail meanders southwest along slopes of Italian Mountain to Reno Divide, then heads due south climbing and descending Reno Ridge. Completion of loop returns to Taylor River Road via easy F.S. Roads 744 and 748. Services: Gas, water, supplies, cafe, RV park and rental cabins available at Taylor Park Trading Post on the southeast corner of Taylor Reservoir.

Italian Creek, Reno Ridge ATV Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Trail climbs consistently from floor of Taylor Park to Reno Divide above 11,000 ft. You’ll pass mine ruins, enjoy scenic vistas and experience a variety of challenges. Views of Maroon Bells can be seen looking north from Reno Ridge Road. Return loop passes gorgeous Spring Creek Reservoir and Mosca C.G.

Cross small bridge over Taylor River and begin gradual climb west into Gunnison National Forest toward Italian Mountain. Most interesting part of trail meanders southwest along slopes of Italian Mountain to Reno Divide, then heads due south climbing and descending Reno Ridge. Completion of loop returns to Taylor River Road via easy F.S. Roads 744 and 748. Services: Gas, water, supplies, cafe, RV park and rental cabins available at Taylor Park Trading Post on the southeast corner of Taylor Reservoir."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Crested Butte
Distance: 35.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Best summer and fall
Local Contacts: Gunnison National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Italian Creek, Reno Ridge ATV Trail

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May 2018