Forest Trail #624 (Atkinson Trail) is 2.3 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail #623 (the Atkinson Bench Trail) and ends at Forest Trail #616 (Spring Creek Trail). Forest Trail #624 is open for the following uses: Hiking and Horseback Riding
At a Glance
Motorized and Mountain Bike Travel not allowed
Grand Junction, CO
Directions: The eastern trailhead for Forest Trail #624 (Atkinson Trail) is located off Forest Trail #623 (Atkinson Bench Trail) just below the junction of Forest Road #425 (Johnson Basin Road) and Forest Road #425.2 (Club Cow Camp Road). To access this trailhead, travel 26.1 miles south on Forest Road #402 (Divide Road) from the northern Uncompahgre National Forest boundary to the intersection of Forest Road #425 and Forest Road #425.2A (The Tongue Road). Turn right (south) onto the Forest Road #425 and travel 0.7 miles to the junction with Forest Road #425.2 (Club Cow Camp Road), which forks right (north) off Forest Road #425. From the trailhead for Forest Trail #623 (Atkinson Bench Trail, (the trailhead is located on the south side of Forest Road #425 and opposite to Forest Road #425.2)) travel down 0.36 miles to the trailhead for Forest Trail #624 (Atkinson Trail). Forest Trail #624 forks right (south) off Forest Trail #623 on a bench in an open aspen tree stand, above one of the northern forks of the Big Atkinson drainage. The trail immediately begins descending off the bench towards the Big Atkinson drainage.