Fossil Ridge #478


The Fossil Ridge Trail #478 begins at a parking area on FSR #771 across from the Gold Creek Campground and ends at its intersection with the McIntyre Gulch Trail #578.  This trail is located in the Fossil Ridge Recreation Management Area and follows the boundary line of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area.  It offers a very challenging adventure for motorcycles and mountain bikes.  Beware of steep drop-offs!  Boulder Lake and the Summerville Trail #430 can be accessed via this trail.  Trail Map

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and Motorcycle.
Closest Towns: Ohio City, CO
Information Center: Gunnison Ranger District

General Information


Fossil Ridge Trail Access:

From Gunnison, travel east on Highway 50 for approximately 11.5 miles to Parlin, CO.  Turn left and travel approximately 8 miles on County Road 76 to Ohio City.  Turn left on FSR #771 and continue for approximately 7 miles to the Gold Creek Campground.  Parking is on the left across from the campground.


Fossil Ridge Trail Access:  T. 15S., R. 83W., Section 25.  U.S.G.S. Map: Fairview Peak.  Elevation: 10,030 feet.



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OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

Open to single track Motorcycle.

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
13.5 Miles

  Elevation : 
9,920 - 11,360


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