Middle Fork Cutoff Trail # 888

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Middle Fork Cutoff Trail is 1.2 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail #783 and ends at Forest Trail #784. The trail offers an alternative or circuit route to Machin Lake from the Middle Fork Trail. This trail is quite steep.  Trail offers excellent scenery and diverse wildlife.

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

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Gunnison, CO

General Information


This trail can be reached via Middle Fork Trail #783 or Machin Basin Trail #784

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Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
1.2 miles

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  Elevation : 
11,400 - 12,100