Taylor Pass Road Cr761

Gunnison National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain498ft
Trailhead Elevation11,933ft
Elevation Min/Max11457/11933ft
Elevation Start/End11933/11933ft

Taylor Pass Road Cr761

Taylor Pass Road Cr761 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within Gunnison National Forest and White River National Forest. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 11,933 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 498 feet. This trail connects with the following: Taylor Pass Divide Nfsr 761.1D, Nfsr #761 and Taylor Pass Divide 761.A.

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Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1 (FunTreks)
Charles A. Wells
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"Taylor Pass has great views looking down on Taylor Lake, a popular fishing spot. The ghost town of Ashcroft is located at the start of the trail. Portions of Taylor Pass are adjacent to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. Many miles of bowling-ball size rocks. Stock, high-clearance vehicles can make it but undercarriage damage is possible. No major obstacles, but one creek crossing is fairly challenging. Rocky section is very slow going. Balance of trail is easy to moderate." Read more

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This was my first "real" off-road trail. It was easy in my stock Mitsubishi Raider (basically a Dodge Dukota). Very bumpy and slow going. No major obstacles. There are two creeks crossings in the first 5 miles, both were easy. WARNING: As of July 1st 2008, there is avalanche snow across the road about 5 miles in (almost all the way to the pass). At least two vehicles were able to go over it before me, but I managed to get very stuck. As I was forced to dig my way out, only about 2/3 of it is left. I would guess two adults with real shovels could get it cleared in an hour.

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Trail Information

Gunnison National Forest
Nearby City
Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison National Forest; White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; Gunnison National Forest map, White River National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Aspen, Independence Pass #127 and Crested Butte, Pearl Pass #131
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Dec 2018