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Uncompahgre National Forest

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Recommended Routes in Uncompahgre National Forest - 4

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Favorite Beginning of South Buck. Lots of loose rocks to come!
Difficult

Buck and Aspen Combo

17.6 mi 28.2 km 1,858' Up 566.19 m Up 1,853' Down 564.81 m Down

Montrose, CO
Favorite South end of the trail.  Lots of free-range cattle are out during the summer.
Intermediate/Difficult

Clear Creek Loop

11.3 mi 18.2 km 1,403' Up 427.57 m Up 1,416' Down 431.57 m Down

Montrose, CO
Favorite That's Lower Spring Creek down there! Taken from the top of the hike out.
Difficult

Whole Uncolada

20.4 mi 32.8 km 773' Up 235.75 m Up 3,744' Down 1141.12 m Down

Montrose, CO
Favorite Laurie and Abby on 47
Difficult

47 Trail (403)

9.8 mi 15.8 km 837' Up 255.03 m Up 1,294' Down 394.48 m Down

Norwood, CO

Uncompahgre National Forest Biking

  • 408 Miles 656 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 33 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Uncompahgre National Forest

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Trails in Uncompahgre National Forest - 51

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9.8 mi 15.8 km #1Buck Trail #149
Intermediate/Difficult
Montrose, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Montrose, CO
9.1 mi 14.7 km #2Clear Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Montrose, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Montrose, CO
8.4 mi 13.6 km #3Lower Spring Creek Trail
Difficult
Montrose, CO
Difficult
Montrose, CO 15 
4.3 mi 6.9 km #4Forest Fence Trail
Intermediate
Montrose, CO
Intermediate
Montrose, CO
10.1 mi 16.3 km #5Spring Creek Trail
Intermediate
Montrose, CO
Intermediate
Montrose, CO
2.8 mi 4.5 km #6Blixt Trail #508.1A
Very Difficult
Telluride, CO
Very Difficult
Telluride, CO
16.7 mi 26.9 km #7Dallas Trail #200
Difficult
Mountain Village, CO
Difficult
Mountain Village, CO
5.6 mi 9.0 km #8Nate Creek Trail #221
Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Difficult
Ridgway, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9Goat Creek Trail #641
Intermediate
Norwood, CO
Intermediate
Norwood, CO
6.3 mi 10.2 km #10Gurley Ditch Trail
Intermediate
Mountain Village, CO
Intermediate
Mountain Village, CO

Photos of Uncompahgre National Forest - 141

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Sam sending the bridge drop.
Aug 7, 2013 near Telluride, CO
Looking back at the steep switchbacks after the tallest falls.  This is where the going gets tough.
Aug 4, 2015 near Telluride, CO
Amazing views of the mountain range!
Oct 13, 2016 near Mountai…, CO
Cool section of old rail ties on the Galloping Goose
Aug 28, 2018 near Mountai…, CO
At the start of Bear Creek Falls
Jul 1, 2019 near Telluride, CO
Jurassic
Aug 5, 2019 near Mountai…, CO
View from Prospect loop  - Don't skip this extra 1-2 miles!  Great rest stop for the upcoming downhill
Aug 19, 2019 near Mountai…, CO
Alpine Loop bike ride ---  our honest assessment of the adventure.
Sep 17, 2021 near Lake City, CO