Crested Butte & Taylor Park Snowmobile Trails
Snowmobiling in Crested Butte
Snowmobiling the Crested Butte and Taylor Park area offer many opportunities to explore the Grand Mesa National Forest. Whether your traversing the Ohio Pass or riding to Taylor Park Reservoir to do some ice fishing, the Crested Butte and Taylor Park area offers great snowmobiling adventures.
From Crested Butte there are 5 main trails that lead to some exiting and rewarding destinations.
CARBON CREEK TRAIL: The Carbon Creek Trail takes snowmobilers north to Carbon Peak. The trail connects to Ohio Creek trail just south of this maps border, on the Gunnison Snowmobile map.
EMMONS ROAD: West of Crested Butte on Road 12 on the way to Kebler Pass lies Emmons Road. This snowmobile trail takes you to Lake Irwin. A beautiful mountain lake, ideal for ice fishing and mountain views.
GUNSIGHT PASS: Northwest of Crested Butte stands Mount Emmons. Adventurous riders can ride up Gunsight Pass and explore the south side of Mount Emmons.
OHIO CREEK: Southwest of Crested Butte, the Ohio Creek snowmobile trail takes you over Ohio Pass and into the Grand Mesa National Forest. Ohio Creek trail heads south towards Gunnison past Cabon Peak.
SLATE RIVER: Is north of Crested Butte. The terrain is difficult and should only be tackled by advanced or expert riders.
WASHINGTON GULCH: Riders can access Washington Gulch via the Slate River Trail. The trail is 6.4 miles long.
Please Note: Schofield Pass is an ungroomed trail and extremely dangerous. Snowmobiling this trail to Marble is not advised.
Snowmobiling in Taylor Park
The Taylor Park Reservoir Snowmobile area has 5 main trails. Two of which lead off this map east towards the Buena Vista and St. Elmo Snowmobile Area.
LOTUS CREEK: South of Taylor Park Reservoir and accessible from Road 742, Lotus Creek snowmobile trail makes a loop back to Road 742 and travels along the side of Cross Mountain.
ROAD 744: Access to this snowmobile trail is along Road 742 just north of Jacks Cabin Cut Off. Road 744 heads north up and around Matchless Mountain and next to Spring Creek Reservoir. Another great ice fishing destination. After Spring Creek Reservoir Road 744 continues north to connect to Union Park Trail where a north bound trail will lead you to Taylor Lake and a east bound trail will take you around Taylor Park Reservoir.
ROAD 765: Located on the east side of Taylor Park Reservoir just south of the Cottonwood Pass trail, Road 765 takes snowmobile riders southeast to the ghost town of Tincup, the pass, and eventually heading down to St. Elmo.
UNION PARK TRAIL: North of Taylor Park Reservoir, Union Park Trail heads north to Taylor Lake. A wonderful place to sightsee and ice fish.
The Crested Butte and Taylor Park area makes for a wonderful destination for snowmobilers and fun loving winter enthusiasts. With shopping, lodging and skiing, the Crested Butte area is a winter vacation the entire family will enjoy.
Please be respectful of our home - Colorado's Mountains. We ask that you stay on the trail. Pack out what you pack in, including your wrappers and cigarette butts and gum. Take only pictures, leave only foot prints. Learn more about snowmobile safety, rules and regulations.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
Explore the best trails in Colorado! Winter and Summer Rentals! Polaris and Arctic Cat: Snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs. Adventures: Gunnison, Crested Butte and Buena Vista provide you with days of off-roading.
27 miles east of Gunnison, Waunita offers family lodge rooms; reunion and church retreat lodge. Large HOT SPRINGS POOL! From Ranch gate ATV in summer or fall; snowmobile in winter to early spring.
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Gunnison, Colorado includes: Almont, Blue Mesa Lake, Ohio City, Parlin, Pitkin, Sargents, Sapinero, Taylor Park, Waunita Hot Springs