Taylor Pass

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4.1/5 (31 reviews)
Tincup, Colorado (Gunnison County)
Last Updated: 11/22/2023
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Trekking along the western edge of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Taylor Pass is an extremely fun, fairly technical, and breathtakingly scenic trail used to connect Taylor Park and Aspen. Winding its way through tight, rocky, and rugged terrain, this trail boasts stunning vistas of alpine meadows, dense forests, and towering peaks. The variety of terrain and views are sure to entertain everyone from the first-timer to the extreme offroad enthusiast.


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4.1/5 (31)
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150250
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/23/2023

This trail is now under official seasonal closure to wheeled vehicles, beginning 11/23.
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150250
Impassable
Visited: 10/29/2023

Snow has made the trail impassable
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Rated 1/5
Visited: 09/27/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I took Express Creek to the top of Taylor Pass and headed southeast towards Italian Creek. The 5 miles up Express Creek were beautiful with what I would call peak color. Unfortunately, Gunnison County took an excavator through Taylor Pass and literally removed all the meaningful obstacles off of this trail. My guess is their intention was to block off all the side trails people in SXS have created. I agree with this tactic in concept, but the result was extreme. While the scenery was a 10, I'm giving the trail a 1 star because it was so badly marred.
Trail Review: Taylor Pass - Brian Schaefer
Trail Review: Taylor Pass - Brian Schaefer
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great fun with quite a few manageable obstacles to keep it interesting. Lots more side-by-sides than Jeeps but their trail etiquette was excellent (other than the overt political in-your-face flags and bumper stickers). Recommended.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We drove Taylor Pass back towards BV after opening Pearl Pass. The road is in good shape, and there was little traffic late Saturday afternoon/evening. The creek has been routed back to the original creek bed on the Taylor Park side, and water bars have been built by the road crew to keep water from rushing down the road again. Some of the rocks were removed from this section during the work, but it won't be long for it to become rough again after a season or two of continued use.
Trail Review: Taylor Pass - Marcus Trusty

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