Explore the most popular hiking 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.

25 miles in and out? or just 25 miles straight in and 25 miles back??

Wanted to jump in lake it was beautiful

hiking
21 days ago

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

This trial is remarkable! I have been up here 4 times over the past decade and each time is better than the last. The trial doesn’t start off a highway, you need a good 4X4 vehicle to head up to the trial head. I highly recommend this trail to anyone seeking secluded Colorado beauty.

Cute little place!! Awesome mini waterfall to the right after you cross the river where you can slide off a naturally made rock slide and jump off a little cluster of rocks!

hiking
5 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.

went to the falls then kept going to the end.

Just gorgeous, and ends at a truly spectacular overlook. However, wouldn't call it "hard" ~ more like moderate.

Nice short hike.

Awesome trail with incredible views! Hiked to Judd Falls and then continued on the Copper Creek Trail for a total of six miles out and back. Great hike! Lots of "cow pies" and a couple instances where I had to go around some cattle but no big deal.

Great easy lake hike

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful. Did it with wife, kids 9, 6 and 4 year old.

road biking
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

This is one of many trails in this area but not all of them are on alltrails.com. Some of the lakes don't even have names on maps. Remote and desolate. Amazing.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a beautiful trail. Yes, it is muddy from the horse traffic, but well worth it. Bring an old pair of hiking boots and embrace the muck. Because it gets so much rain, the wildflowers are tall and plentiful. The aspen forest is full of huge trees and there is a lake that is completely covered with grass. There are excellent views of the Castles at the beginning and equally impressive views of the Anthricites as you continue up the trail. Fall is a wonderful time to do this hike. The Castles in the fall are breathtaking, and this trail offers the best views of it and it is drier. Once you hike up the steep hill at the trailhead, the trail mellows out into a much more gradual ascent.

hiking
8 months ago

Lovely day for this lovely little hike. We had it to ourselves, feeling as if you are at the top of the world. Saw a marmot scramble up the nearby slope at great speed, nothing to do with us.

hiking
8 months ago

Did this trail today from the Elkton side all the way up to Gothic Mountain Summit...Beautiful views, but not for the faint of heart. About halfway to Gothic Mountain, the trail is VERY steep. And the second false summit of Gothic Mountain is basically scrambling over loose rocks, so come prepared. The views are definitely worth it!
Also there are some very deep ruts on Washington Gulch road, you will need a high clearance vehicle for. I took my X5 and made it just fine, although there were some intense parts.

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.

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!

8 months ago

You can't park on the road or at the trailhead. 3/4 mile hike from the highway but nowhere to park there either...elitist region...

I hiked this Trail on August 4th. It's a scenic trail with lots of great views. I started on the Gothic side of the trail which apparently is harder as it's mostly uphill but the views were great. I didn't see too many people along the way which was nice. The wildflowers were absolutely stunning!

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is big kid friendly (5+). I hiked it with my two year old and had to carry him across the river and a few other times because of mud and tree roots. Wasn't a huge hassle to carry him because he liked to take breaks from walking. Lots of photo opportunities and a nice waterfall to cool off in.

8 months ago

Awesome views at top! A very nice hike.

on Brush Creek

hiking
8 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.

9 months ago

Nice, scenic, lots of switchbacks but great for families. My 4 year old did the whole thing. The views at the top were incredible and we saw 6 Ptarmigan and a Pika.

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