Buck #149


The Buck Trail #149 begins at Forest Service Road #560 and ends at an intersection with the Aspen Trail #125. This is a popular trail that starts out heading south and turns north after about 0.3 miles traveling through a mixed conifer/aspen forest. In just under a mile, it crosses Hwy 90 and continues north.  After reaching the “Knob” which is a high point on this trail, it turn south and passes under powerlines through open meadows.  In about another 3.4 miles, the trail again crosses Highway 90 and continues south, crossing FSR #402 in another mile and intersecting the Aspen Trail in 1.3 miles. There are several loop options when combining this trail with the Aspen Trail #125, the Dry Creek Spur Trail #114.1A and the Dry Creek Trail #114.

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At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bikes. Open to motorcycles from July 1-Labor Day.
Closest Towns: Montrose, CO
Operated By: Ouray Ranger District

General Information


From Montrose: Travel west on Highway 90 for approximately 20.6 miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road #560. Turn south on FSR #560 and continue for approximately 0.6 miles to the end of the road where the trail begins.


T. 47 N; R. 12 W; Section 18. U.S.G.S. Map: Pryor Creek. Elevation: 9,190 feet. Latitude: N38.33, Longitude: W-108.12.



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  Area/Length : 
7.7 miles

  Elevation : 
8,801 feet - 9,429 feet