Horseshoe Creek #482


The Horseshoe Creek Trail #482 begins and ends at the Canyon Creek Trail #481.  Park across from the Snowblind Campground and follow the Canyon Creek Trail for approximately two miles to the intersection with the Horseshoe Creek Trail.  This trail will head northeast and come to an end at the Canyon Creek Trail just past Stella Mountain. These two trails combined make a popular route that is about 19 miles long.  Trail Map

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and Motorcycles.
Closest Towns: Gunnison, CO

General Information


Horseshoe Creek Trail Access:

From Gunnison, travel east on Highway 50 for approximately 33.5 miles to Whitepine Road, FSR #888.  Follow Whitepine Road for approximately 7 miles to the Snowblind Campground.  Parking is across the road from the campground.  Follow the Canyon Creek Trail #481 for approximately two miles.


Horseshoe Creek Trail Access:  T. 50N., R. 5E., Section 32.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Whitepine.  Elevation:  9,290 feet.



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OHV Trail Riding

Single track open to Motorcycles.

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.5 Miles

  Elevation : 
12,000 - 9,540


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