Southwest of Gunnison and north of Lake City, this popular area has moderate to advanced terrain with trails and open powder fields.
To reach the snowmobiling trailhead from Gunnison, head west on US50 for 9 miles. Turn south on SR149 to Lake City. The Trailhead is at the Big Blue Access for the Alpine Plateau.
The snowmobile trails are maintained by the Lake City Continental Divide Snowmobile Club, and are on a combination of National Forest, BLM and private lands.
All snowmobiles operating on federal lands within Colorado are required to be registered with Colorado State Parks. This registration permit is available at most National Forest ranger offices and at some chamber of commerce offices. It is highly recommended to purchase the $3 annual Colorado Search And Rescue Card (CORSAR) prior to snowmobiling to help reimburse local search teams should they be needed.
Overall, Alpine Trail is the 23rd most popular snowmobile trail of all 24 snowmobiling rides in Colorado.