Mineral Creek

San Juan National Forest Route 878 | San Juan County Road 17

Length: 6.5 miles Elevation: 9700′ to 11,500′ Trail rating: Blue Square More Difficult – Street legal vehicles and unlicensed off-highway vehicles allowed. Special Note Operators of unlicensed vehicles must have a valid drivers license and carry proof of liability insurance. West Entrance on Hwy 550 at N37° 59.312 W107° 38.973 Poughkeepsie Gulch entrance at N37° 58.031 W107° 37.614 San Juan Chief Mine loop at N37° 57.724 W107° 35.719 San Juan Chief Mine loop at N37° 57.699 W107° 35.141 East Entrance on Engineer Pass at N37° 57.466 W107° 34.528 Lat/Lon format is hddd° mm.mmm WGS84 datum Call for a current conditions report. San Juan Public Lands Office (970) 247-4874. San Juan National Forest Columbine Ranger District (970) 884-2512.

Mineral Creek

This trail follows the Uncompagre River, part of the Alpine Loop. The trail was easy by our standards, even in the stock Rubicon, and very scenic.

Mineral Creek