Big Creek Scout #638


The Big Creek Scout Trail #638 travels from the Uranium Road, FSR #404, down the Big Creek Drainage, and ends at Big Creek Reservoir.  The trail descends at a moderate grade through aspen stands until it breaks out into an open meadow before descending into the Big Creek Drainage.  For most of the distance, the trail follows a stream which eventually empties into the Reservoir.  The Big Creek Drainage does support a fair to good fish habitat.

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At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes, motorcycles, OHVs less than 50" in width and fishing.
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO
Operated By: Grand Valley Ranger District

General Information



From the Northern Forest Boundary, travel 9.0 miles South on Divide Road, FSR #402 to the junction with Uranium Road, FSR #404.  Turn right (West) on Uranium Road and travel for 2.6 miles to the Big Creek Scout Trail trailhead.


This trail takes off from the Southwestern end of Big Creek Reservoir.  Travel South for 3.5 miles from the Northern Forest Boundary to the junction with Big Creek Road, FSR #403.1.  Turn right and travel West 4.8 miles to a left (S.W.) turn which travels an additional 0.7 miles to the Big Creek Parking area.  The trail starts from the Southwestern side of the reservoir, approximately 0.5 miles from the reservoir parking area.



Off of Uranium Rd. #404. T. 51N., R. 17W., Sec. 14. U.S.G.S. Map:   Casto Reservoir.


S.W. corner of Big Creek Reservoir.  T. 15S., R. 101W., Sec. 32 U.S.G.S.  Map:   Casto Reservoir.



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OHV Trail Riding

 Open to motorcycles and ATVs less than 50" in width.

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.4 Miles

  Elevation : 


Smokey Bear on ATV

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