Agate Creek #484


The Agate Creek Trail #484 begins at the Agate Trailhead on Highway 50 and ends at its intersection with the Crest Trail #531.  The trail heads eastward, winding through the Agate Creek drainage and steadily gains in elevation.  It parallels the Continental Divide and eventually rises up to meet the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail approximately 2.5 miles from Marshall Pass. After leaving the creek, it climbs for three more miles to where it intersects the Crest Trail.  Fishing is reported as fair along the creek.  Trail Map

At a Glance

Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and Motorcycle.
Closest Towns: Sargents, CO

General Information


Agate Creek Trailhead:

From Gunnison, travel east on Highway 50 for approximately 36 miles.  The Agate Creek Trailhead is about four miles past the town of Sargents.  An "Agate Creek Trail" sign marks the beginning of the trail.


Agate Creek Trailhead:  T. 48N., R. 5E., Section 2.  U.S.G.S. Map: Pahlone Peak.  Elevation: 9,120 feet.



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  Area/Length : 
10.4 miles

  Elevation : 
9,120' - 11,840'


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