Timberline Trail For Mountain Biking

The 49th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

Southeast of Crested Butte and northeast of Almont near Taylor Reservoir, the Timberline Trail #414 runs 20 miles along the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary at the Continental Divide above 10,000'. The trail runs north from Mirror Lake to Pieplant Creed Road.

The most popular place to start is at the northern trailhead. The trail runs southeast for about 13 miles to Texas Lakes. There are several cross roads (and the Colorado Trail along Trail #571) to form loops of varying length.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Gunnison, head north on SR135 to Almont. Head northeast on Taylor River Road (FS742). At the reservoir, veer left heading north on Taylor River Road. Just before the intersection with Spring Creek Road, turn right heading northeast on Red Mountain Drive (CR742E) up to the trailhead.

Overall, Timberline Trail is the 49th most popular mountain bike trail of all 175 mountain biking rides in Colorado.

Timberline Trail in Gunnison NF (CO/US)

Timberline Trail in Gunnison NF (CO/US)

Timberline Trail Mountain Biking Map

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Local Contact(s):  GNF (970) 641-0471; Crested Butte Visitors (800) 545-4505; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike Gunnison" from Holly Annala

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  MFS Rivers End Campground

Breakfast Restaurant:  Frenchys Cafe, Tincup

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  5927

Timberline Trail Mountain Biking Map

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