Graham Gulch Trail is located approximately three miles west of Everett or six miles west of the town of Twin Lakes. It follows an old logging road along the high mountain valley south of Independence Pass off of Colorado Hwy 82. All along the way (3-miles), you will spot saddle-notched platforms that look like cabin foundations. In fact these are old timber landings, upon which logs were stacked to await shipment. Logging began here as early as the 1880s, during the boom years of mining in Independence and Twin Lakes townsites.
The beginning of this trail is near private property. Please stay on the trail and be respectful of private property.
Take CO 82 past Twin Lakes towards Independence Pass. The parking area for the Trailhead is 3 miles past the La Plata Trailhead sign (Forest Service Road 391), just before the winter gate for the Pass. (It is not signed, so be sure to track your mileage.) Turn left and drive through a tunnel to the Trailhead.
Parking is provided west (left) of CO 82, past the tunnel.