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Taylor Park

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Ranger District, Tincup, Rocky Mountains, Sawatch Range, Cottonwood Pass

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Gunnison National Forest offers a wide variety of loops surrounding Taylor Park Reservoir. Trails range from wide and smooth dirt roads to narrow rugged single track with chunk rock. Those on dual sports can ride over into Taylor Pass and eventually into Aspen.

There are several forest service campgrounds with direct trail access, but there are no services except for a few electric sites at Lakeview Campground. Full RV hookups with direct trail access can be found a short distance away at the Taylor Park Trading Post, a family owned ranch that offers cabin rentals, laundromat, hot showers, general store plus a cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The nearby reservoir has a boat ramp and marina store stocked with camping and fishing supplies. This area is best explored in late summer as some trails can be snow covered in July.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenMid May through late November
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $18.00
RV: $18.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Lakeview Campground Fee - electric sites add $6/night

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1 Week
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityAlmont, CO
AddressCounty Road 742, Almont, CO 81210
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From: Gunnison, CO
1) Take Hwy 135 north about 10 miles
2) Turn right (east) onto County Road 742, continue about 22 miles
3) Lakeview Gunnison campground entrance is on the right (south).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoGunnison National Forest - Gunnison Ranger District
216 North Colorado
Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-0471
mailroom_r2_grand_mesa_uncompahgre_gunnison@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoTaylor Park Trading Post
23044 County Road 742
Almont, CO 81210
(970) 641-2555
www.taylorparktradingpost.com
Contact InfoTaylor Park Marina
21700 CR 742
Almont, CO 81210
(970) 641-2922
taylorparkmarina@gmail.com
taylorparkmarina.com

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TERRAIN

Approx Size1,000 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeForest
Elevation9400 to 12000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline GasolineAlmont, CO
Diesel DieselAlmont, CO
Potable Water WaterOn SiteTaylor Park Trading Post (970) 641-2555
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteTaylor Park Trading Post (970) 641-2555
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteTaylor Park Trading Post (970) 641-2555
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn SiteTaylor Park Marina (970) 641-2922
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