Fourmile Area: Little Cottonwood Creek

Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
4.3 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: 05/01 - 11/30
Length: 4.68 miles
Highest Elevation: 9560 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Johnson Village
Nearest Town w/ Services: Johnson Village
Official Road Name: 185d
Management Agency: San Isabel National Forest
District: Salida Ranger District


Highlight: Fourmile Area: Little Cottonwood Creek
Little Cottonwood Creek (FS 185D) is an incredible trail at highlighting the many aspects that the Fourmile Travel Management Area has to offer to the interested traveler. Traveling through sandy soils and cottonwood trees, through beautiful aspen groves, and charming meadows. All Leading you to some of the most captivating views of the surrounding Collegiate Mountain Ranges you will ever enjoy.

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1. FS185D Start (0 mi)
Starting at Waypoint 10 of Bald Mountain Gulch (FS 300). You will, turn right if you are coming from the southwest or left if you are coming from the northeast, to begin Little Cottonwood Creek.

Directions to Trailhead

To reach Little Cottonwood Creek (FS 185D), follow the directions to Bald Mountain Gulch (FS 300). Travel along this trail until you reach Waypoint 10. You will then, turn right if you are coming from the southwest or left if you are coming from the northeast, this being Little Cottonwood Creek.



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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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