Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Don't waste your time. Out in the open and exposed to the sun and heat. Views are no better than those while driving the road. Could be useful for someone acclimating to the altitude. May be pretty in autumn when the leaves change, but there are better hikes for that.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Great paved trail loop bike path.

hiking
26 days ago

Lovely, relaxing walk right outside my backdoor pretty much! Great for biking as well. Worth experiencing during a full moon!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a really nice trail, it's out of the way so there's not much traffic.

Some parts are fairly steep and parts were somewhat grown over in late summer, there was running water in September still, good for a pet or if you need to refill with a filter.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked on 11/04/17. No parking where All Trails begins. Have to park at the Brush Creek TH 1 mile prior. So add 2 miles RT. Some snow, rain, fog, and a little sun made for a very pleasant November walk in the woods. Never saw another person! Didn't know there'd be splendid views of Teocali, as it was too foggy in the morning to realize it should be visible from the parking lot. But near the end of the big descent, the weather cleared and the peak showed itself. Magical! Would recommend this hike in the winter, but wouldn't waste a Summer day in CB doing measly little this one. Besides, in the Summer it's probably crowded by bikers.

road biking
8 months ago

Autumn aspen leaves galore, nice views, go up hill and then down hill !

on Brush Creek

hiking
9 months ago

The hike runs through free range cow fields. The main and only path to walk on is cluttered with cow patties as well as all around, and the smell is horrid. The trail says dog friendly but I'd highly recommend not bringing them! A lot of run off water intercepts the path but it is beyond contaminated with cow shit due to it being everywhere aside from one main run off drain which looked fairly clean. I crossed paths with another owner and dog who had rolled in about just as much cow crap as my dog. All in all I was really not impressed! If you like cow shit and mushroom picking this is your spot!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked 1.3 miles on trail. Very easy, very comfortable while escorting two friends from Texas unaccustomed to altitude. Encountered a big, icky mud pit. We turned around, opting to keep shoes clean. Pretty waterfall nearby.

Fun hike. Lots of rock climbing

10 months ago

Great trail for wide open vistas and flowers mid July.
It's a two track trail in a beutifull valley.
I would not however describe the mountain stream as a "waterfall."
Do this enjoyable walk when there is a breeze to eliminate the obniqusios biting flies.

97% blacktop suitable for street bike. Several wooden bridges. Start at mile marker 0 across and south of ranger station and at base of sledding hill. Head up hill for 6 miles. Old mind is cool to see. Nice vistas and mostly shaded. Can stop in Leadville half way through for lunch or drinks. We made the loop in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Glad we went up hill first.

road biking
11 months ago

My wife and I rode bikes clockwise around this loop. It was great. Rented bikes in town for a reasonable price and left from right there. Clockwise is the easier direction to go, there's more downhill. Going the other way would be a little more of a workout. Awesome views at every corner, and lots of old mines to ride by. Definitely a worthwhile activity if in Leadville. Paved the whole way, every town should have bike paths like this!! But not many will have this kind of view.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Walking on a road the entire way. Views are nice but little shade on warm days.

hiking
11 months ago

Prepare for a solid 2 miles of steep uphill hiking! We took quite a few short breaks throughout this part of the hike to make it more bearable. You hike through some gorgeous Aspens, which helps you forget that you're climbing straight uphill. After the Aspens, you come out into a meadow with beautiful wild flowers and a spectacular view of the mountains. Great place to reenergize yourself for the rest of the hike. The last few miles are still pretty difficult in that it's mostly uphill, though it's not as steep in most parts and there's more even hiking along the way to give your legs a bit of a break. Again lots a beautiful scenery though this. We reached the lake in about 2hrs45mins. Once we got there, we ate lunch and rested about an hour before beginning the journey back down. We really enjoyed the hike and would highly recommend it!

Historic trail, but no motor vehicles allowed or skateboard. It's mostly a bike trail

walking
11 months ago

Good trail, definitely more for bikes than hikes. Paved the entire way, lots of interesting signs describing the history of Leadville. Rated moderate mostly for the 10,000 ft elevation the trail sits at. Incline is very gradual.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Definitely too early for wild flowers. Crossed over a good section of snow and lots of muddy sections. Brought the lower trail near the water on the way back and that made it much nicer. Will do this one again with the 4 year old later in the season and hopefully the flowers will be blooming.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Brutally steep first mile, but evens out thereafter. Great views throughout, and nice change between forest and open areas.

trail running
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Beautiful. I love how much mining history is spread throughout this trail. Moderate is a stretch - I would consider this easy. Miles 3-5 (marked by trail mile markers) is where almost of the gain is. Miles 7-10 are fairly boring - bring some music or an audiobook - you'll likely have cell reception the whole hike!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Listed as easy but it is up all the way

walking
Friday, August 12, 2016

OK but I would probably suggest something else in the area.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

It was a pretty walk with constant views of the valley below. Pretty wildflowers. Path was muddy but this did not affect rating. Gave 3 stars because the end of the trail was pretty uneventful - no place to stop and enjoy the view and the biting flys didn't seem to mind our bug spray. The app says it is 3 miles but it is 4.25. Easy trail. Took us about 2 hours with kids.

road biking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Great paved trail. But it's only 12 miles. If you do it clockwise, it's about 4 miles of climbing and the rest is flat/downhill. Highly recommend.

hiking
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Am planning on doing this in June 2016!!! Paonia is such a wonderful area of Colorado!!!!!

cross country skiing
Monday, November 02, 2015

Great skin up and fun skiing from the summit. Views were spectacular.

hiking
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

This is one of our favorite "local" trails, but it is very strenuous. The trail starts off climbing and does not relent for a while. Be sure to park at the water treatment plant, walk up the road toward a private residence, then turn right to access the trail. The views are spectacular along the way. Visit this trail during the winter to do some snow shoeing if you are up for a challenge.

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nice, easy trail with beautiful wildflowers. There are several meadows full of wildflowers. Over 50 different varieties and millions of flowers. You are literally wading thru the flowers on the trail. Meadows look like Impressionist paintings. There are Columbines, Mariposa lilies, Lupines, penstemon, sunflowers and numerous other varieties.

This trail is very easy and even ppl who are not in good shape can enjoy gorgeous wildflowers with very little effort. The trail winds around Crested Butte Mtn, with pretty valley and East river on the other side. The meandering river is pretty and I spotted some Herons in it. Trail ends at the river and there is a fence across.

Brush creek road has no sign from the main road and is hard to figure out. The sign says Club at Crested Butte Skyland community. Turn there and follow the road. Once you pass the Upper Upper loop TH you get to Brush Creek TH. There is a sign at the TH on the left.

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nice trail with beautiful wildflowers, although Rustlers Gulch had more impressive flowers. This trail is very easy tho and even ppl who are not in good shape can enjoy gorgeous wildflowers with very little effort. The trail winds around Crested Butte Mtn, with pretty valley and East river on the other side. The meandering river is pretty and I spotted some Herons in it. Trail ends at the river and there is a fence across.

Brush creek road has no sign from the main road and is hard to figure out. The sign says Club at Crested Butte Skyland community. Turn there and follow the road. Once you pass the Upper Upper loop TH you get to Brush Creek TH. There is a sign at the TH on the left.

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