Copper Creek #983

  

The Copper Creek Trail #983 begins at the Copper Creek Trailhead and provides access to Copper Lake.  This trail enters the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Judd Falls is a popular site along the trail.  After approximately 4.5 miles the trail intersects with the Conundrum Trail #981 which travels onto the White River National Forest and the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness where it becomes Conundrum Trail #1981 and continues on toward Aspen.

 

At a Glance

Permit Info:
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • Wilderness restrictions apply.
  • Open to Hiking and Horseback only. 
Closest Towns: Crested Butte, CO
Restroom: Bury all human waste 6' deep & at least 100' from water.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Copper Creek Trailhead:

From Crested Butte, follow the Gothic Road, FSR #317 for approximately 6 miles to the intersection with FSR #317.3A.  There is a parking area at this intersection, two-wheeled drive vehicles will need to park here.  High clearance/4WD vehicles can continue on FSR #317.3A for an additional half mile to the Copper Creek Trailhead.


Directions:

Copper Creek Trailhead:

From Crested Butte, follow the Gothic Road, FSR #317 for approximately 6 miles to the intersection with FSR #317.3A.  There is a parking area at this intersection, two-wheel drive vehicles will need to park here.  High clearance/4WD vehicles can continue up FSR #317.3A for additional half mile to the Copper Creek Trailhead.


Parking:

Copper Creek Trailhead:  T. 12S., R. 86W., Section 34. U.S.G.S. Maps:  Gothic and Maroon Bells.  Elevation:  9,920 feet.


Parking:

Copper Creek Trailhead:  T. 12S., R. 86W., Section 34.  U.S.G.S. Maps:  Gothic and Maroon Bells.  Elevation:  9,920 feet.


Activities


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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.5 Miles

  Elevation : 
9,920 - 11,400

 

log cabin with red roof in meadow surrounded by aspens in leafing out in early spring

Silesca Ranger Station- one of several cabins you can reserve on our forest.


tent in woods

Just about all the shelter you need for a night in the backcountry!


fire in ring with RV in background

RV camping with many of the comforts of home!

 



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