Timberline Trail For Mountain Biking

The 45th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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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 45th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Timberline Trail including Deer Creek Trail, Teocalli Ridge Trail, 401 Trail, 409 Trail / Walrod Gulch, Doctors Park and East Brush Creek / Trail 400.

Best Timberline Trail Mountain Biking Review | Crested Butte, Colorado

Timberline Trail in Gunnison NF (CO/US)


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

Article Source:   Best Timberline Trail Mountain Biking Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=BIKE&id=5927

GPS:  38.93429, -106.58954

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  5927

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