Rocky Brook  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Pieplant, Italian Creek, Matchless Mountain
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Graded FR 748 10.55 9,700 to 10,600 ft. NA 1-2 hours
County: Gunnison
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Grand Mesa/Uncompahgre/Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison Ranger District
216 N. Colorado
Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-0471
Summary: Rocky Brook is a connector road between Taylor Park and the Spring Creek Reservoir.
Attractions:  
Seasonal
Closure:
Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
Best Time: June - May still be snowed in
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Good
Trail Heads
Accessed:
Start Trail, FT411 - Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and Motorcycle
Camping: There are dispersed camp sites along the road. Many of the spur roads also go to camp sites.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the other roads around Taylor Park.
Fall Colors: Good - There some aspen along the lower sections of the road.
Navigation: From Almont, CO. head southeast on County Rd 742 toward Endner Lane. Go 6.9 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 744/Spring Creek Road and go 11.0 miles. Turn right onto Rocky Brook road.
History:

Description:
Starting from the Spring Creek Reservoir side you will leave the Spring Creek, FR744, road just below the reservoir. This will be at a large Y with dispersed camping all around. From here the road will follow Rocky Brook Creek through aspen groves. The road is a wide graded gravel road. The large open meadow to the south of the road is Dustin Gulch. Just past Dustin Gulch where you enter into the forest you will cross the saddle between Rocky Brook Creek and Trail Creek.

The road will works its way down to the Trail Creek drainage. At a turn in the road you will pass the Star Trail trail head. The road will go a short distance further before crossing Trail Creek. The road will continue following the creek through a wide valley. After crossing back to the other side of the creek the road will enter a narrower section that continues down hill. After crossing Trail Creek one more time, the road will do two switchbacks and then enter into Taylor Park and connect with FR742.
Data updated - November 30, 2017     4WD Road driven - September 6, 2017     Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2017