Old Owl Creek #236


The Old Owl Creek Trail #236 begins on Forest Service Road #858.2E and ends at Forest Service Road #858. This trail begins at approximately 8,578 feet and descends to 8,434 feet before beginning to climb. It continues to gradually climb as it works its way to Owl Creek. It crosses Owl Creek and parallels the creek until its end at FSR #858, Owl Pass Road.

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, and Off-Highway Vehicles less than 50 inches in width.
Closest Towns: Ridgeway, CO
Information Center: This trail is open for hiking from June - November and open for snowmobiling from December - May.

General Information


From Ridgway:

Travel north on Hwy 550 to the intersection with County Road 10, Owl Pass Road, approximately 1.7 miles north of the traffic light in Ridgeway. Continue on CR 10, which becomes Forest Service Road #858, for approximately 9 miles Forest Service Road #858.2E where the trail begins.


T. 45 N.; R. 7 W.; Section 3. U.S.G.S. Map: Courthouse Mountain. Elevation: 8,578 feet. Latitude: N38.181, Longitude: W-107.618.



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  Area/Length : 
4.2 miles

  Elevation : 
8,578 ft. - 9,800 ft.