Italian Connector #648


The Italian Connector Trail #648 begins at the end of Forest Service Road 880.1C, Betty Lake Road, and ends at FSR 759, Italian Creek Road. The trail crosses Mysterious Creek as if begins its ascent, following above Spring Creek to the west. This trail is very scenic as it passes between American Flag Mountain and Italian Mountain, with tremendous view of some of the more rugged peaks of the Saguache Range. Some sections of this trail are steep and a biker my need to hike-a-bike at times.

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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: Gunnison, CO

General Information


From Gunnison: Travel north on Hwy 135 for approximately 10 miles to the intersection with CR 742, Taylor River Road. Turn east onto CR 742 and continue for approximately 7 miles to the intersection with FSR 744, Spring Creek Road. Follow FSR 744 for approximately 4.5 miles to FSR 880, Dark Gulch Road. Veer north onto FSR 880 and continue 0.75 miles to FSR 880.1C, Betty Lake Road. Follow FSR 880.1C for 0.8 miles to the ends where the trail begins.

General Notes:

T. 13 S; R. 84 W; Section: 25. U.S.G.S. Map: Italian Creek.



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OHV Trail Riding

Open to singletrack motorcycle trail riding.

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
10,280 - 11,880 ft.


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