Looking for a great trail in Gunnison National Forest, Colorado? AllTrails has 95 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, 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 48 moderate trails in Gunnison National Forest ranging from 2.2 to 81 miles and from 8,585 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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Road to trail head is currently closed.

Came for snowshoeing but had to park at beginning of dirt road. Went anyways and it was beautiful. We were 1.5 miles from trailhead and never made it due to snow squall. Beautiful serene gully with no signs of life!

scenic driving
2 months ago

This is of course the best place to see fall colors in Colorado but it's also totally fantastic in the Summer! Check the Three Lakes Trail and Scarp Ridge trails for hikes to do along the road

hiking
snow
2 months ago

This a great winter sport trail. It is Nordic groomed each week as long as the budget holds out. Please follow Winter Trail Rules. Keep dogs on leash (ordinance) or close to you. Don’t walk or run in ski track.

ohv/off road driving
off trail
snow
2 months ago

Snowmobiling the trails

Went snowshoeing and was incredible!

cross country skiing
snow
3 months ago

Great time with my nephew. Second time ever XC

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

Hard to judge a trail this time of the year. Was muddy, icy and snow on the trail in some places but still a nice hike just to get out in nature.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

This trail was fun but it was very snowy, Rocky and muddy. Nice frozen waterfall at the end. I bet it’s beautiful in the summer and fall. Only saw one other couple on the hike.

hiking
icy
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Great views. Short but sweet hike and confirmed trail as moderate.

Scene from along the climb in mid fall is an image I will never forget. This was a rewarding moment in the Crested Butte 55k and the highlight of my race. Can’t wait to go back with my camera

hiking
5 months ago

This was one of my favorite places along the Colorado Trail. It’s a beautiful expanse of practically flat Alpine field with epic views of jagged mountains all around. When I revisited Colorado a few years later, I made sure to go back up to Snow Mesa.

hiking
5 months ago

Great short hike. It was 3.2 miles. When you approach the fork stay to the right (going down hill) for the overlook. Beautiful!

hiking
blowdown
snow
5 months ago

Among the best weekends I’ve had. Didn’t continue past the “summit” but saw a lot from there. Perfect campsites along the stream. The picturesque waterfall on your right as you ascend (now mostly ice but still flowing) is your last chance to filter or camp comfortably below the tree line. Challenging and truly rewarding, people love to do 14ers but for me, this is the tops. Streams, forests, alpine, dramatic rock faces. Didn’t hurt that I got a few inches of snow up there. Love it!

lovely easy trail. Nice views into the value. saw some birds and chipmunks. quite a few bikers but its nice.

Fun trail with some awesome creek walking. But, extremely rocky. Strong, supportive and waterproof boots are a must. It says no motorized vehicles allowed but there were ATV (fresh) tire tracks.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail. We started from the lower trailhead off of Gothic Road. Half a mile to hike up mild 4wd road to the actual trailhead for Judd Creek trail. Only half a mile of single track trail to the falls. Nice view of the ranges in both directions, mild elevation gain, and a pretty falls view as a reward. Nice shorter hike to start off a Crested Butte trip!

hiking
5 months ago

So bummed! This trail would have been beautiful about a week earlier but we went on 8/10/2019 and all the wildflowers were dying or dead! Kind of comical. Otherwise, very flat. A good hike to do as a cool down because you killed it up a more strenuous one and still have daylight before setting up camp and starting a campfire (or going to Tin Cup Pasty).

AmazIng wildflowers and a view at the top, Strenuous, with multiple separate uphill sections. There’s also somewhat of a false summit, the true one requiring an out and back portion. Get up there before the rain hits!

hiking
5 months ago

The cover picture (one of the main reasons I chose this trail) is not accurate - that view was not present, so far as I could tell. The hike was still good and the trail well-kept. The waterfall was worth the short hike. You can keep walking to the left past the lookout to the Maroon Bells Wilderness sign, where you’ll find a nice little split off trail down to the source of the waterfall. I was with family who had a small child, but I suspect I could have made it closer to the waterfall given some extra time.

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