Little Browns Creek Trail

This trail is located northwest of the Browns Creek trailhead. It travels west following Little Browns Creek and ascends up-valley to the slopes of Mt. White and Mt. Antero. This a beautiful hike that follows the stream to meadows of alpine wildflowers and the rocky, windswept slopes of Mt White.

This trail is covered by heavy winter snows from November through May.  

At a Glance

Permit Info: Special use permits are required for all commercial activities including outfitting and guiding. For more information, contact the Salida Ranger District at 719-539-3591
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are not allowed on this trail!
Closest Towns: Buena Vista, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Salida Ranger District

General Information


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, continue west for .2 miles to Forest Road 273. Turn left on to this road and tavels .75 miles to the Colorado Trail (#1776) which crosses the road at an aspen grove. Hike southwest on the Colorado Trail for 1.1 miles to the Little Browns Creek Trail. The trail travels up the drainage, staying on the north side of the creek.


Dispersed Camping

Dispersed camping is permitted in existing campsites. Do not create new roads or new campsites. Please use existing sites.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
6.3 miles