USGS TOPO MAPS: Nathrop
DIRECTIONS: The main trailhead to access Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area is just past the Arkansas Headwater Recreation Area’s Ruby Mountain Campground. The exit for Ruby Mountain is located south of Buena Vista on U.S. High 295 between mile markers l44 and 145. Turn east (towards the river) on Chaffee County Road 301, which can be identified by the large, yellow River Runners signs. Go across the river to the end of the pavement and turn right onto County Road 300. Drive 2.4 miles to the Ruby Mountain Campground and Recreation Site. Use caution at the Fish Hatchery because the road is a narrow single lane with limited visibility and a 15 mph speed limit. Go all the way through the campground to the trailhead as indicated by a wooden fence, a hitching post, and an interpretive plaque for Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area.