Lily Pond #534


The Lily Pond Trail #534 begins near the Dorchester Campground and ends at an intersection with Forest Service Road 760.3A near Lily Pond. The trail gradually climbs for the first mile to intersect FSR 759, Italian Creek Road. Head south on FSR 759 for about a quarter mile, look for the Lily Trail to continue on the west side of the road. It crosses Italian Creek and follow along a drainage for about 0.8 miles to an intersection with the Star Lily Connector Trail #623. From here it crosses South Italian Creek where it climbs and switchbacks its way to Lily Pond, crossing a few more streams along the way. Beautiful wildflowers can be seen along this route.

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At a Glance

Open Season: June - September
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to hiking, horseback, mountain bike, & Motorcycle.
Closest Towns: Crested Butte, CO
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Gunnison: Travel north on Hwy 135 for approximately 10.2 miles to the intersection with County Road 742. Turn east onto CR 742, this road becomes Forest Service Road 742 after crossing the National Forest boundary. Continue on CR 742 for approximately 38.2 miles to the Dorchester Campground and an intersections with FSR 742.3K. Turn south onto FSR 742.3K and continue for about half a mile to the beginning of the trail on the west side of the road.


T. 12 S; R. 83 W; Section: 33. U.S.G.S. Map: Italian Creek.



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OHV Trail Riding

Open to singletrack motorcycle trail riding.

Areas & Activities


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3.0 miles

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  Elevation : 
9,880 - 10,600 ft.


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