|USGS 7.5' Map:||Independence Pass|
|Managed by:||Pike/San Isabel National Forest, Leadville District||810 Front Street, Leadville, CO 80461||(719)486-0749|
|Summary:||McNasser Gulch 4WD road leaves the South Fork Lake Creek (FR391) road and follows the gulch below Ouray Peak.|
|Attractions:||Trail Head access.|
|Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
June - May still have snow at the end
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Watch for early snowstorms
|Graham Gulch, FT1506 - Hiking
|Camping:||There is one dispersed campsite after the switchback and one at the trail head where the road is gated.|
|Base Camp:||This would be a good area to base camp and explore the other roads in the area, or to hike the trails into the Wilderness.|
|Fall Colors:||Good - There are aspen groves along the gulches in this area.|
|Navigation:||From Leadville, CO. head south on Harrison Ave toward East 8th Street. Continue onto Silver Drive for 0.3 miles. Continue onto US-24 E/Front Street. Continue to follow US-24 E for 14.3 miles. Turn right onto CO-82 W and go 14.5 miles. Turn left onto 82C / FR391 at the parking area and go 0.9 miles. Continue onto FR391 for 2.3 miles. Turn right onto McNasser Gulch road, FR394.
From Buena Vista, CO. head north on US-24 W toward W Sterling Ave and go 19.1 miles. Turn left onto CO-82 W and go 14.5 miles. Turn left onto 82C / FR391 at the parking area and go 0.9 miles. Continue onto FR391 for 2.3 miles. Turn right onto McNasser Gulch road, FR394.
From Aspen, CO head east on W Main Street toward S Garmisch Street and go 0.5 miles. Continue onto S Original Street and go 0.1 miles. Turn left onto CO-82 E/E Cooper Ave and continue to follow CO-82 E for 28.4 miles crossing over Independence Pass. Turn right onto 82C / FR391 at the parking area and go 0.9 miles. Continue onto FR391 for 2.3 miles. Turn right onto McNasser Gulch road, FR394.
The McNasser Gulch 4WD road follows a short gulch off of the South Fork Lake Creek 4WD road.
It climbs two switchbacks and ends at a gate in a small meadow on the side of Ouray Peak. Beyond the gate is the Graham Gulch Hiking Trial which climbs to a saddle on Ouray Peak and then drops down into Graham Gulch.
|Data updated - November 6, 2018 4WD Road driven - September 4, 2018 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2018|