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Best trails in Gunnison National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Gunnison National Forest, Colorado? AllTrails has 96 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 49 moderate trails in Gunnison National Forest ranging from 2.5 to 81 miles and from 7,395 to 13,257 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Judd Falls Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Note: As of June 2019, the road is CLOSED about half a mile from trailhead. An avalanche took out the trailhead area. You can still find your way though. Follow the road to the restrooms and trail maShow more
#2 - San Luis Summit
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 52 m
San Luis Summit is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Creede, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trShow more
#3 - Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
Trail begins at the Ob-Be-Joyful Trailhead and campground. There are several downed trees from avalanches that you will navigate around but pick up the trail easily. Once you reach the intersection oShow more
#4 - Scarp Ridge Trail to 421 Trail Loop
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Note: Users report that an AWD or high clearance vehicle is preferred.Show more
#5 - San Luis Peak via Stewart Creek Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 7 h 25 m
San Luis Peak via Stewart Creek Trail is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Creede, Colorado that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventShow more
#6 - Washington Gulch Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
This is a high elevation trail with instant views of the peaks of the Ragged Wilderness. The trail ascends easily, passing by two marvelous viewpoints before arriving at the overlook vista of the GothShow more
#7 - Lower Loop Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Lower Loop Trail is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountaiShow more
#8 - Brush Creek
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Brush Creek is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#9 - Meridian Lake Loop Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Please be mindful and considerate when hiking this trail as parts of it are on private property. Show more
#10 - Green Lake Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
Note: This area is in a dangerous Avalanche Zone in winter months. Please check with Crested Butte Nordic Center before hiking during the winter. The trailhead for this hike is the Nordic Center in tShow more
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