Ella #732


The Ella Trail #732 begins in a large open park off the Bailey Road, FSR #128.1B. There is mostly spruce/fir stands on either side of the park. The trail continues through the park for the better half of the trail before it ascends through patchy spruce/fir stands and wet, marshy areas. Though the trail climbs it is, for the most part, very gradual and not difficult to navigate. Bailey and Hansen reserviors can be seen at early points in the trail. Ella Resevior is skirted by hillside except where the outlet runs down the drainage. The resevior itself is small and fairly shallow, but also clear and serene.

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At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horsebace, Mountain Bike, OHVs less than 50" in width, and Fishing.
Closest Towns: Hotchkiss, CO

General Information



From Highway 92, follow 3100 Road for approximately 8 miles to the Forest Boundary where 3100 Road becomes Leroux Creek Road, FSR #128.  Follow Leroux Creek Road for approximately 5.4 miles to the intersection with Bailey Road, FSR #128.1B.  Take Bailey Road for 13 miles to the Ella Trailhead. 



Off of Bailey Road, FSR #128.1B. T. 12S. , R. 93W. , Sec. 12. U.S.G.S Map: Chalk Mountain.



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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.2 Miles

  Elevation : 
9,700 - 10,100


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