Explore the most popular camping trails in Gunnison National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great easy lake hike

Great workout, Beautiful Trail

On a holiday weekend plan on BIG crowds. Expect great views, but lots of noise on most of the hike during a holiday weekend. Great if you want to play in the water and hike!

9 months ago

BEYOND beautiful hike! Good parking, challenging workout and jaw dropping views. Would do again in a heartbeat.

Perfect first hike from lowland

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome trail. First half mile is a pretty constant climb. Wildflowers everywhere on the way up the first 2 miles. Right at about the 2 mile mark there is a stream crossing. After that there were still a few patches of snow but they are for the most part avoidable. Upon reaching the 3rd mile mark, there are spectacular views looking through Gothic Canyon with the Maroon Peaks across from you. Continuing up the trail was dry for the rest of the way until reaching the chairs overlooking Washington Gulch.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

About half way through this hike, I was thinking about writing a mediocre review. We pressed on and are oh so glad we did. The views at the top are stunning. Would be fabulous in the summer with the wild flowers in bloom. However, the fall colors, brisk air and no traffic on the trail made this hike fantastic.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Easy trail.. Beautiful lake

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Awesome

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

An amazing hike with the most beautiful wild flowers. The view at the top is worth the hike.

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Nice hike with some stunning views. The drive out to the head trail alone is worth doing!!

Also came across a deer and a few marmots which kept it interesting.

on Washington Gulch Trail

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016

Epic views with some cool hiking along this trail for an Easter Day picnic. I highly recommend this winter hike.

camping
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Absolutely beautiful lake and mountain views right off Kebler pass. I prefer the disbursed camping sights on the way up to the lake or all along Kebler Pass. Some of the best camping in Colorado in my opinion. I would not personally camp in the lake campground simply because it is a little to crowded for me, but if you have a family, and like having restrooms and a nice picnic table and fire pit, this would be a great choice.

hiking
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Easy but long ;)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Long but good

hiking
Saturday, August 09, 2014

Nice way to bag two 14ers in one day. Not all that difficult. Just a walk up.

skiing
Monday, December 03, 2012

These peaks make for an excellent spring ski/snowboard. Starting from Redcloud, I snowboarded about 1000 feet down the east face. Next, I regained the ridge and hiked over to Sunshine. I snowboarded down to the saddle between Sunshine and the unnamed 13er to the northwest. A somewhat precarious ridge traverse puts you on the summit of the 13er. From there, a beautiful couloir on the west face gives you over 2000 feet of spring corn down to the creek, just a mile or two from the car.

off road driving
Monday, April 23, 2012

Didn't camp there, but it's a really nice place to stop on the Tin Cup Pass ATV trip.

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The beginning of this trail to the overlook which is 1.33 miles is absolutely stunning. There are wonderful vistas of Washington Gulch valley, Baldy Peak, Gothic Mountain, and the Gothic Valley. Wildflowers are beautiful in late July. It is really an easy ascent to the viewpoint but the high elevation makes the hike moderate. If you hike all the way through, you will be hiking through some spruce forest with limited views. The last mile of the trail is very steep downhill but has spectacular views of the gothic valley. This part of the trail passes through 4 foot tall wildflowers. Wonderful!

hiking
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hiked at the beginning of August. The trail was beautiful and the view of the San Juans from the top is amazing. There were a few people on the trail but it wasn't as crowded as most of the other 14ers I've done. Made it to the top of Redcloud around 11:00. Saw some weather coming in but no lighning so we decided to push on to Sunshine. Made it to the top of Sunshine in a blizzard. Stayed at the summit just long enought to get a few pictures and a short snack. By the time we made it back to the top of Redcloud the weather was gone and the sun was shinning again. Saw a few marmmots on the way down. Made it back to camp around 3:30.

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