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.

Geo-Ref Trail Map   Geo-Reference Instructions

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

Directions:

UPPER ACCESS:

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.

LOWER ACCESS:

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.


Parking:

UPPER  ACCESS:

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

LOWER ACCESS:

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


Activities


Bicycling

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

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

Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.4 Miles

  Elevation : 
8,800

 

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