Ute Creek #608

  

The Ute Creek Trail #608 descends at a slight grade heading due west on the south side of the Indian Creek drainage.  It crosses the creek and passes through a fenceline at the edge of a meadow. The trail then crosses a branch of Indian Creek and heads south down the main fork before climbing onto a bench above the Creek where it levels out.  Leonard's Ridge is visible directly ahead in the southwest.  It then descends toward the western most branch of the Indian Creek.  The trail is severely eroded in this section due to the steep grade and is steep, and rocky.   Before reaching Cow Creek, the trail enters oakbrush where it is over grown and eventually crosses Cow Creek.  It crosses another branch of Cow Creek just as it enteres the edge of a ponderosa plantation.  A large sage meadow will become visible to the south and a ponderosa plantation will become visible in the basin to the north/northeast.  The trail comes to an end at the edge of a small draw which is a fork of Calamity Creek.

Geo-Ref Trail Map   Geo-Reference Instructions

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horse, Mountain Bicycle & Motorcycle.  No motorized vehicles over 24" in width.
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO

General Information

Directions:

UPPER ACCESS:

Travel approximately 9 miles south on the Divide Road, FSR #402, from the Northern Forest Boundary to the Uranium Road, FSR #404, intersection near Divide Forks Campground.  Turn right (west) onto the Uranium Road and travel approximately 3.2 miles west and south to the Upper Ute Creek Trailhead. 

LOWER ACCESS:

Travel approximately 9 miles south on the Divide Road, FSR #402, from the Northern Forest Boundary to the Uranium Road, FSR #404, intersection.  Turn right (west) onto the Uranium Road and travel approximately 10.7 miles west and south to the intersection of the Uranium Road and the Pine Mountain Road, FSR #405.  Turn right (northwest) onto the Pine Mountain Road and travel approximately 6.1 miles to the intersection of the Pine Mountain Road and the Calamity Plantation Road, FSR #405.2A.  Turn right (east) onto the Calamity Plantation Road and travel approximately 1 miles to the intersection with FSR #405.2B which forks right (southeast).  Turn onto this right fork and travel 1.1 miles to the Lower Ute Creek Trailhead. 


Parking:

UPPER TRAILHEAD:

Off the Uranium Road, FSR #404.  T.  51N.,  R.  17W.,  Sec.  23.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Casto Reservoir.

LOWER TRAILHEAD:

Off a spur of the Calamity Plantation Road, FSR #405.2B.  T.  51N.,  R.  17W.,  Sec.  19.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Pine Mountain.


Activities


Bicycling

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OHV Trail Riding

 No motorized vehicles over 24" in width.

Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
6.4 miles

  Elevation : 
7,300 - 8,900

 

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