Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.

 

Machin Basin Trail # 784

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Machin Basin Trail is 9.2 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail #789/Wheeler Geologic Area Boundary and ends at Gunnison NF Boundary. Trail is rough and can be hard to follow. Several rockslide areas should be traversed carefully. Due to the rocks, the trail is not recommended for horse travel. Machin Lake offers great fishing and the trail allows for numerous circuit routes all over the Wilderness. Excellent scenery, diverse wildlife & rugged terrain.

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

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Gunnison, CO

General Information

Directions:

This trail begins within the La Garita Wilderness. It may be accessd from the following trails: Middle Fork #783, Middle Fork Cutoff #888, Benito Creek #867, Twin Peaks #782, Halfmoon Creek #914 and La Garita Stock Driveway # 787.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Fishing

Show detail SHOW

Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

Show detail SHOW

Nature Viewing

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
9.2 miles

  Latitude : 
37.90256909

  Longitude : 
-106.7834062

  Elevation : 
12,500 - 13,100

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/riogrande/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=29368&actid=51