Bucktail Creek #659


The Bucktail Creek Trail #659 begins at Forest Service Road #604.1A and ends at the National Forest Boundary.  The trail descends into a draw and crosses west/southwest above the Big Bucktail Creek drainage.  It follows along above the creek and after about 3.3 miles it intersects the Bucktail Creek Spur Trail #659.1A. Continue south on the Bucktail Creek trail for another 1.2 miles were it terminates at the forest boundary or turn west on the Bucktail Creek Spur Trail which ends at FSR #503.

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At a Glance

Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes, and OHVs less than 50" in width.
Closest Towns: Nucla, CO
Operated By: Norwood Ranger District

General Information


From Montrose: Travel west on Highway 90 for approximately 23 miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road #402, Divide Road. Follow FSR #402 for approximately 16.5 miles to FSR #503. Turn south onto FSR #503, Delta-Nucla Road, and continue for approximately 7.7 miles to the intersection with FSR #603. Turn south onto FSR #603 and continue for approximately 0.6 miles to FSR #604. Follow FSR #604 for approximately 2.5 miles to the intersection with FSR #604.1A. The trail access is about 0.3 miles up FSR 604.1A on the north side of the road.


T. 47 N; R. 14 W; Section: 11. U.S.G.S. Map: Big Bucktail Creek. Elevation: 8,040 feet. Latitude: N38.33, Longitude: W-108.38.



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  Area/Length : 
4.6 miles

  Elevation : 
7,200 feet - 8,000 feet


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