Brown's Pass #369

  

The Brown’s Pass Trail #369 begins at the intersection with the Texas Creek Trail #416 in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness at an elevation of 10,770 feet and ends at the Denny Creek Trailhead on the San Isabel National Forest.  The first 1.8 miles heads south from Texas Creek as ascends to Brown’s Pass at an elevation of 12,040 feet.  At the pass is becomes Brown’s Pass Trail #1442 as in passes into the San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District, and continues to descend for another 3.6 miles to the Denny Creek Trailhead.  There are breathtaking views from the trail of Mt. Yale and the Collegiate Peaks.  There are numerous dispersed camping sites along the trail, especially on the south side of Brown’s Pass.  Trail Map

At a Glance

Open Season: June - October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking and Horseback
Closest Towns: Crested Butte, CO

General Information

Directions:

Texas Creek Trailhead:

From Taylor Park, follow the Texas Creek Road, FSR #755 for approximately 7 miles to its end at the Texas Creek Trailhead.  This road is for high clearance/4WD vehicles.  Hike the Texas Creek Trail #416 for approximately 2.5 miles to its intersection with the Brown’s Pass Trail #369.

Denny Creek Trailhead:

From Taylor Park, follow Gunnison County Road 209, Cottonwood Pass Road, for approximately 8 miles, over Cottonwood Pass, until it crosses into Chaffee County on the San Isabel National Forest and becomes Chaffee County Road 306.  Continue for approximately 7.5 miles on Chaffee County Road 306 to the Denny Creek Trailhead.


Parking:

Texas Creek Trailhead:  T. 13S., R. 81W., Section 34.  U.S.G.S. Maps: Mt. Yale.  Elevation: 9,954 feet.

Denny Creek Trailhead: T. 14S., R. 80W., Section 21.  U.S.G.S. Maps Mt. Harvard.  Elevation: 10,000 feet.


Parking:

Texas Creek Trailhead:  T. 13S., R. 81W., Section 34.  U.S.G.S. Map: Tincup.  Elevation: 9,954 feet.

Denny Creek Trailhead:  T. 14S., R. 80W., Section 21.  U.S.G.S. Map: Mt. Harvard.  Elevation: 10,000 feet.


Directions:

Texas Creek Trailhead:

From Taylor Park, follow the Texas Creek Road, FSR #755 for approximately 7 miles to its end at the Texas Creek Trailhead.  This road is for high clearance/4WD vehicles.  Hike the Texas Creek Trail #416 for approximately 2.5 miles to its intersection with the Brown’s Pass Trail #369.

Denny Creek Trailhead:

From Taylor Park, follow Gunnison County Road 209, Cottonwood Pass Road, for approximately 8 miles, over Cottonwood Pass, until it crosses into Chaffee County on the San Isabel National Forest and becomes Chaffee County Road 306.  Continue for approximately 7.5 miles on Chaffee County Road 306 to the Denny Creek Trailhead.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.8 Miles

  Elevation : 
10,770 - 12,040

 



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