The Raggeds Trail #820 begins at the end of Forest Service Road 795, Munsey Creek Road, and ends at FSR 898, Ragged Mountain Road. The southern portion of the trail is managed for ATV and motorcycles whereas the northern portion is managed non-motorized use. The trail climbs through dense aspen trees and scattered oak brush, crossing Deep Creek (dangerous in late spring) to Williams Creek Reservoir. From here, the route is a gradual ascent and descent until it climbs steeply out of Buck Creek and follows roads through private land. The Raggeds Trail #820 is little used for its entire length, with the heaviest use on the southern portion from fishermen and day hikers into Williams Creek and Tomahawk reservoirs. Good views of the Raggeds, Buck Basin and Chair Mountain exist along the upper portion of the route. There are over 20 sources of water along the way. Dispersed camping is prevalent everywhere. The major problem exists while crossing 2 miles of private property on roads which can be confusing. (Be observant of signs.) The Raggeds tie-in Trail #823 intersects the Raggeds Trail where ATV travel ends. Trail #823 is a short segment of trail that ties the Raggeds Trail with BLM land to the west.
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Sothern half is open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes, motorcycles, & ATVs less then 50 inches in width. Northern half is open to hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bikes.|
|Closest Towns:||Paonia, CO|
The Raggeds Trailhead is at the end of Munsey Creek Road, Forest Service Road #795, just before the Anthracite Bridge near the Erickson Springs Campground. This Road is a rutted, narrow road, which is impassable when wet. ATV parking is available at the Erickson Springs Recreation Area, ATVs should be unloaded there and riden to the TH. ATVs are not allowed on Gunnison County Road 12 except from the Erickson Springs Recreation Area to FSR #795.
From Paonia: Travel east/northeast on Highway 133 for approximately 15 miles to County Road 12, Kebler Pass Road. Turn onto CR 12 and continue east for approximately 5.5 miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road #795. This road is on the right just before the bridge and the Erickson Springs Campground Road. Follow FSR #795 to the Trailhead at the end.
T. 12 S.; R. 89 W.; Section 25. U.S.G.S. Map: Paonia Reservoir. Elevation: 6,938.
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Lake and Pond Fishing
Tomahawk Reservoir is a popular fishing spot.