Explore the most popular forest 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.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Great paved trail loop bike path.

Wanted to jump in lake it was beautiful

As of Cinco De Mayo 2018, the trail is still closed due to snow- for up to date information, you can send message via Facebook; look up St Elmo General Store.

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.

off road driving
7 months ago

trail is easy, maybe (2) S-M obstacles, but bumpy. since its a pass, obviously the views are amazing. if you'd like to see a video of the pass i have one here, but the second half is half of coney flats trail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHuTfvpeSBU&index=4&list=UUOwWBeGU3w1bW52fFA_O6BQ

07 ranger manual
33"
13psi
bilsteins
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

snowshoeing
7 months ago

snow-shoed this a couple years ago. was amazing and a groomed trail. you get ridiculously close to the 13ers there. huge, amazing mesa. definitely check it out.

road biking
8 months ago

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

off road driving
8 months ago

Road 740, we rode on atvs an motorcycle. beautiful road especially with turning aspen, lots of panoramic views! moderately trafficed, but it was a beautiful saturday! lots if smooth sandy road, some rocky sections that 4wd helped me climb but rare.

Easy hike with underrated views.

Great workout, Beautiful Trail

In spite of a constant descent you really dont appreciate the return trip until you do it. a great hike, poeple very courteous. A bit of high traffic with the SUV and off road vehicles. This was Labor day wknd.

Fun hike. Lots of rock climbing

on Meridian Lake Loop Trail

9 months ago

Beautiful all around views. Better to double back when you get to the end of the lake. We didn't see the point of the return route along the road for quite a distance.

off road driving
9 months ago

This pass was amazing. I had a hard time gauging whether or not this would be a good novice trail. Going up from St. Elmo in a stock 05 4runner it did excellent. I do have general grabber at2s on it. There were quite a few burms that clearance was concerning but it cleared fine. Had a couple rocks that I could have navigated more seamlessly. Scrapped once. Regardless I would have felt more comfortable with additional clearance. Drop offs don't mess around up top but the scenery is worth it!

Coming down into mirror lake the pass is more rough. This took my buddy getting out and spotting. We slowly decended into mirror lake. The drive took around 3 hours total, half of which we did at night.

Coming into the camp ground we had a snowy owl land on the trail, super special! Amazing to see. Stayed two nights at the campground. Clean outhouse and great sites.

The lake is amazing, clearest water I've seen in Colorado, literally can see the fish. Let's keep it that way

off road driving
9 months ago

Went from St Elmo to Tincup. Spend a little time in St. Elmo and look around, they have a general store, antique store, small hotel and cabin. The trail starts at heading north out of St Elmo, a left over a bridge. Definitely, air down your tires as this is a very bumpy ride over rocks. Lots places to camp with gorgeous views. The road is wide enough to be fairly easy to pass oncoming traffic. About six miles in the trail will come out to high plains and you will see the switchback road that leads to the summit, the trail narrows a bit here so keep your eye out for oncoming traffic.....but there are still plenty of areas to pass by.

You reach the summit with plenty of area for parking. Tincup pass is located on the continental divide.....take some pictures at the sign! After leaving Tincup pass the trail becomes even more rocky and is moderate trail, a spotter is suggested for a few areas. In our opinion this is the hardest part of the trail. The trail winds down to Mirror lake. Mirror lake is one of the top 10 rated lakes in Colorado.....plan to have a picnic and enjoy the lake for awhile. There is Mirror Lake campground with bathrooms on site. We unfortunately found there to be hungry mosquitoes all through this area...wish we had known! We saw many fishing and all stated they were having a great day fishing and catching many on the north side. We were told that the trail from Mirror Lake to Tincup was treacherous and rocky but we found that the state of Colorado leveled out this road and it is now easy typical dirt road.

Tincup has a general store and a restaurant.....we found it to be very busy for a ghost town, definitely busier than St. Elmo.

Ps- Eight miles north out of Tincup is gas station by Taylor lake to air up your tires.

Happy trails!

9 months ago

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

off road driving
9 months ago

Very beautiful, saw a bull moose, Mirror Lake is absolutely gorgeous.

Walk on a road for part of it... but the whole hike is pretty and the lake is beautiful!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike. Lots of rocks. It's more of a 3 mile in, 3 mile out hike. Crossed 2 creeks and very refreshing. Only disappointment was too many rocks.

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.

Great views!

10 months ago

For a moderate hike, especially in distance, this hike paid off with an incredible view and very few people to compete with.

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.

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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

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