Ruby Anthracite Trail

Gunnison National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain3,241ft
Trailhead Elevation8,578ft
Elevation Min/Max7462/8621ft
Elevation Start/End8578/8578ft

Ruby Anthracite Trail

Ruby Anthracite Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in , Colorado. It is within Raggeds Wilderness and Gunnison National Forest. It is 4.8 miles long and begins at 8,578 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,241 feet. This trail connects with the following: Dark Canyon Trail.

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Hiking Colorado's Western Slope (Falcon Guides)
Bill Haggerty
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"This is the upper trail into the Ruby Anthracite Creek drainage and offers spectacular views of the western side of the Ruby Mountain Range. It leads toward what is thought to be the largest contiguous aspen forest in North America. The lower Anthracite Creek/Dark Canyon Trail (FS Trail #830) connects to this trail deep inside the Raggeds Wilderness Area. To connect, however, you must cross Ruby Anthracite Creek. That’s usually not possible until July due to spring runoff No matter, an out-and-back trip along this trail is fabulous from early June until the snow flies in the fall." Read more

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Trail Information

Gunnison National Forest
Nearby City
Raggeds Wilderness
Gunnison National Forest, Paonia Ranger District, North Rio Grande Ave, PO Box 1030, Paonia, CO 81428; (970) 527-4131;
Local Contacts
Kebler Pass/ Paonia Reservoir; USFS Gunnison Basin Public Lands Map
Local Maps

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Dec 2018