Johnny Bull Trail is a 22.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cahone, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until September.
Directions from Dolores, Colorado: The primary access to the Johnny Bull Trail is via private property. With permission from the landowner, you may proceed. Take Colorado State Hwy 145 north. Turn north onto Forest Road 535 and continue approximately 17.5 miles. A small wood cabin and larger wood home distinguish the Cresto Ranch site. Park along Forest Road 535, walk through the gate past the main house and over the bridge. The trail proceeds along the 4WD road to the right (south) for the first 1.5 miles. There is a sign at this point directing the traveler left (north) across Johnny Bull Creek and up a switchback toward the Calico Trail.