Colorado Trail #1776 (Browns Creek Trailhead)


The Colorado Trail at Browns Creek is a busy trailhead for visitors  traveling north to Chalk Creek or south to Highway 50.

Distances from the Browns Creek trailhead:

Chalk Creek: 6.5 miles

Highway 50: 13.5 miles


At a Glance

Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Year round
Busiest Season: Summer

General Information


The restroom is accessible for wheelchairs.


From Highway 285, midway between Poncha Springs and Buena Vista, take County Road 270 west for approximately 1.5 miles to a 4-way intersection. From the yield sign, continue traveling west. The road continues as Forest Road 272. Stay on FR 272 for about 2 miles. A sign at the cattle guard will indicate you entrance onto Nation Forest lands. Continue traveling west from the boundary sign for 2 miles. At the intersection, turn left and travel south for 1.5 miles to the trailhead.


Parking is available across the road from the toilet.



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