Halfmoon Pass Trail # 912

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Halfmoon Pass Trail is 6.9 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 744 and ends at Forest Trail #784. This trail provides access to the Wheeler Geological Area from Saguache Park and is an excellent tie-in for numerous circuit routes in the La Garita Wilderness. Fishing is possible along the trail. Trails that tie in are: Unknown Creek #866, Halfmoon Creek #914, South Fork #781, La Garita Stock Driveway #787 and Machin Basin #784.

The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Hunting, and Viewing Scenery

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Gunnison, CO

General Information


From Saguache, go 22 miles west on Hwy 114, then 19 miles west/northwest on Forest Road 750 (County Road NN14) and 17 miles south on Forest Road 787.  From Gunnison, go east 7 miles to Highway 114, then south 24 miles to Forest Road 804, then south to BLM Road 3085, east to BLM Road 3088/Forest Road 787, then south 17 miles to campground.

Follow the 4x4 route, FR #744, 5 1/2 miles from Stonecellar CG along the Middle Fork. The trail begins at the Wilderness Boundary directly east of the corral at the end of the road.

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Moderate


Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  Area/Length : 
6.9 miles

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  Elevation : 
10,400 - 12,500