Fourmile Area: Mushroom Gulch

Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
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Typically Open: 05/01 - 11/30
Length: 5.34 miles
Highest Elevation: 9725 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Johnson Village
Nearest Town w/ Services: Johnson Village
Official Road Name: 308
Management Agency: San Isabel National Forest
District: Salida Ranger District


Highlight: Fourmile Area: Mushroom Gulch
Mushroom Gulch is a mellow scenic drive that leads through a number of small aspen groves and travels up along a drainage wash. Culminating in the great views that are awarded by the Kaufman Pasture. Traveling from Waypoint 5 along until the end, you will travel through the Kaufman Pasture, enjoying it's amazing views of the surrounding mountain ranges.


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1. Mushroom Gulch/FS308 Start (0 mi)
Starting at Waypoint 2 of The Castles you will turn, left coming from Fairplay or right coming from Buena Vista to begin.

Directions to Trailhead

To reach the Mushroom Gulch (FS 308) trailhead, exit US Highway 285 onto The Castles (FS 307) and continue to Waypoint 2.



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Nik Verbeck

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Nik is an passionate overlander, general outdoors person, as well as an avid homebrewer. Taking every chance they can to get outdoors and discover new areas, trails and campsites. When not enjoying the outdoors, you can find them wrenching on the truck, enjoying another great brewery, or working the day job designing computer systems and writing software.
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