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McIntosh Loop

Map of McIntosh LoopThis beautiful trail winds its way through a variety of landscapes as it follows old jeep roads through this scenic area. There is very little vehicle traffic so riders can concentrate on the outstanding views of the Gunnison Valley and the West Elk Wilderness. Intermediate to advanced with some steep segments with loose rock. Endurance is the main factor due to the length of the trail. Access roads are muddy and slippery when wet. Trail is not signed.

Access

Approximately 10 miles northwest of Gunnison. From Gunnison, go north on Highway 135 about 3.25 miles to the Ohio Creek Road. Turn west and proceed about 2.5 miles to Wiley Lane (County Road 818), then take Wiley Lane about 3.5 miles to the trailhead. No signs are posted, but a large parking area is available just off the road.

Distance/Elevation

  • Length: 35 miles
  • Time: 1-7 hours (several loop options available)
  • Elevation: 2,600 ft. (7,700-10,300 ft.)

Maps

BLM 1:100,000 Surface Management Maps

  • Paonia

USGS Topographic Maps

  • Gunnison
  • McIntosh Mountain
  • Squirrel Creek

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Point of Contact:
Arden Anderson
Last modified: December 30, 2004