Canon Infierno Trail #461


The Canon Infierno Trail #461 begins at the Brush Creek Trailhead on Forest Road #788 and end at Devil's Lake.  It travels along the wilderness boundary following Brush Creek and eventually enters the BLM Powderhorn Wilderness, where Wilderness Regulation do apply.  This trail provides access to Devil's Lake and the Cannibal Plateau as well.  Fishing in Brush Creek is good and fishing in Devil's Lake varies from year to year.  Cannibal Plateau and Powderhorn Wilderness are flat, high elevation, alpine tundra ecosystems offering expansive views of the San Juan and La Garita Mountain Ranges.  Herds of elk are a common sight at the upper end of the trail.  Trail Map

At a Glance

Open Season: June - October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking and Horseback. Open to Mountain Bike and Motorcycles from the Brush Creek Trailhead to the Wilderness boundary.
Closest Towns: Lake City, CO
Information Center: Gunnison Ranger District

General Information


Brush Creek Trailhead:  T. 44N., R. 3W., Section 36.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Cannibal Plateau.  Elevation:  10,200 feet.


Brush Creek Trailhead:

From Lake City, travel south on Highway 149 for approximately 10 miles to the intersection with FSR #788.  Follow FSR #788 for approximately 6 miles to the Brush Creek Trailhead.



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