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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

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Alpine Trailhead #5

This trailhead provides access to: Alpine Trail #3450 See Trail page for more information.

Pactola Point Picnic Area

The Pactola Point Picnic Area has ten picnic sites. Restroom facilities are available. The 10 picnic sites are located among large, scattered ponderosa pines.

Mineral Lake Recreation Area

Mineral Lake Recreation area features a boat landing providing access to 256-acre Mineral Lake, approximately 10 miles west of Mellen, on County Highway GG. Mineral Lake offers musky, bass, walleye, and panfish. Eagle watching is a favorite activity on this lake. There is an eagle’s nest on the west shore of Mineral Lake. A picnic area and boat launch are located one mile north on Forest Road 187. Mineral Lake…

Weehawken #206

The Weehawken Trail #206 begins at County Road 361 and ends at Weehawken Creek. The trail switchbacks as it climbs through aspen forests and open meadows. There are spectacular views of Hayden Mountain, raising 13,139 feet. It intersects the Alpine Mine Trail #206.1A after approximately 1.3 miles, stay left to continue on the Weehawken Trail. The trail ascends and descends as it continues into the Weehawken valley…

Paradox #502

The Paradox Trail #502 begins at the end of Forest Service Road #660, Pinto Mesa Road, and ends at the National Forest Boundary. The trail starts west, then northwest and descend off Pinto Mesa. After about 0.4, it turn southeast and at about 1 miles it veer to the southwest as it wanders its way toward Coal Canyon. It ends at the National Forest Boundary which is also the edge of the…

East Fork, Lower Trailhead

This trailhead provides access to: East Fork Trail #3308 which enters Three Sisters Wilderness Echo Trail #3309 See Trail page for more information.

Kinney Canyon Trailhead

From Hill City, travel west on Deerfield Road for 10 miles.  Turn north (right) onto Slate Prairie Road and travel for 2.8 miles.  The trail is just off the road to the west (left).  This Trailhead is the westernmost trailhead for the Deerfield Trail (#40).

Bear Basin Butte Lookout / Pierson Cabin

Are you seeking solitude, awe-inspiring views, a quiet haven away from crowds, or perhaps you've wondered what life would be like for a fire spotter in the Forest Service? While fire lookouts may be passing into history, they remain objects of interest for many people, both for their beautiful locations and the mystique surrounding existence in a high and remote site. Now you have an opportunity to feel for…

Long Canyon #621

The Lone Canyon Trial #621 travels through vegetation and the terrain that varies throughout the trail. The vegetation along the trail includes; oakbrush, pinyon and juniper, spruce and fir, and aspens. For approximately 1 mile, the trail follows along the Mesa Creek which, is populated with a fair number of fish. Motorcycle Trail Riding is allowed between July 4th and Labor Day.…

Corbett #209

The Corbett Trail #209 begins and ends at intersections with the Dallas Trail #200. The trail begins a steep switchback along a red cliff ledge and continues to climb with views across the valley. It intersects the Dallas Trail at approximately 0.6 miles, continue straight to stay on the Corbett Trail. The trail climbs very steeply providing excellent views of the east face of Whitehouse Mountain, its highest peak…

Lookout Creek East Trailhead

This trailhead provides access to: Lookout Creek Old Growth Trail #4105 See Trail page for more information.

CADDO/LBJ (Dallas/Fort Worth Area) 940-627-5475

 The Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) National Grasslands are located in two areas northeast and northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. They not only provide grazing land for cattle and habitat for wildlife, but offer a variety of recreation. The most popular activities are hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and photography.  

Wooley Creek Path

This very short access to Wooley Creek near its mouth starts near the end of the stub of the Steinacher Creek Road, off an unpaved road loop at the ridgeline dividing the Salmon River and Wooley Creek watersheds. It is steep and has some narrow spots. Not suitable for stock. In good condition. (Updated July 2016.) Approximate length: 0.2 miles

Brush Creek Winter Trailhead

For a description of the area please call the Gunnison Ranger District at 970-641-0471

Bret Point #649

The Bret Point Trail #649 is a steep, short trail which receives most of its use by the range permittees who drive their cattle out on Bret Point.  It is the only designated route providing access to Big Dominguez Canyon from the drainage’s east rim.  The trail descends off the rim at a steep grade along a large draw/canyon that feeds into Big Dominguez Creek.  It continues through large, old…

Point of Rocks Ponds

These man-made fishing ponds are stocked with trout in the winter and channel catfish during the summer. Please refer to Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks for further information regarding licensing, size limit and etc.

Luna Lake Campground

Luna Lake Campground can best be described as a pleasant vacation neighborhood with open forest, lush meados, a lake with great fishing, first rate mountain scenery and additional recreation facilities located within easy travel distance. This friendly camp is located in an open stand of ponderosa pines within easy walking distance of Luna Lake.   Click…

Green Lake #566

The Green Lake Trail #566 begins in Crested Butte at a parking area on Journey’s End Road and ends at Green Lake at the base of Mt. Axtell. The first part of the trail travels up several switchbacks through an aspen forest with beautiful wildflowers. After about 1.3 miles, a sign will direct you to follow Wildcat Trail Road for about 0.5 miles, another sign will direct you to continue on the trail. The trail…

Allen Springs Campground

Like the other campgrounds on the Metolius, Allen Springs is located amongst towering Ponderosa Pines, on a turn of the Metolius River that broadens the river view. Most of the campsites are better suited to tents rather than RV's. Find a map of this campground here.

Printerboy Group Campground

Printerboy is located within the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area and is a great campground for larger groups of people.There are four sites available by reservation. Two sites each accomodate up to 35 people, and the other two sites each accomodate up to 75. A centrally located cooking shelter with electricity is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Firewood is sold at the camp…

Tall Timbers Trailhead

Tall timbers trailhead

Rambouillet Snow #473

Rambouillet Snow Trail #473 is 4.5 miles long. It begins at Forest Road #729.1A and ends at the Gunnison National Forest boundary. The snow trail is open for the following uses: XC Skiing/Snowshoeing and Snowmobiling

North Twin Boating Site

The lake was formed about 20,000 years ago when rising magma-encountered groundwater resulted in violent steam explosions. The resulting explosions formed a broad shallow crater, which later filled with water. This site has a primitive boat launch and parking area. This is a non-motorized lake.

Hancock Lakes

Upper and Lower Hancock lakes are located south of the historic townsite of St. Elmo. The route to the lakes follows the Denver, South Park and Pacific railroad grade to the site of Hancock. Hancock was a boom town that boasts a population of 1,500 in the 1880's. The railroad and nearby mines employed rough and ready miners and railroaders who plied the line between St. Elmo and Gunnison via the Alpine Tunnel.…

Pintail Lake Observation Site

Pintail Lake Observation Site