Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Washington Gulch Dispersed

The Washington Gulch Trail #403 begins a quarter mile north of the Gothic Campground and ends when it intersects the Washington Gulch Road, FSR #811. The heads southeast with a few switchbacks and then parallels Rock Creek for approximately 1.5 miles. It then crosses the creek, turns south, and begins to climb in elevation. It comes to an end at Washington Gulch Road. This is a very scenic trail and makes a great day hike. It is also very popular with mountain bikers.

Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Location
Washington Gulch Dispersed is located in Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests in South Dakota
Latitude
38.934 N
Longitude
-107.0187 W
Elevation
9 ft
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Directions
From Crested Butte, travel approximately 1 mile north on County Road 317 to its intersection with Washington Gulch Road, CR 811. County Road 811 becomes Forest Service Road #811 at the forest boundary. Follow CR 811 for approximately 6 miles to the trail access.
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Great option near Crested Butte

Access is by a gravel road that can get narrow in a few places but nothing that if everyone is considerate would prohibit forward motion. If you have a 4x4 there are a few sites that you can get to for more privacy but I wouldn’t try a trailer or anything larger that a 20’ motorhomes.

However there is a large open area that can accommodate motorhomes and trailers. We have a 30’ trailer and were able to grab a site with a nice view of Mt. Crested Butte. The area can accommodate tents, trailers, and RV’s. There were a couple 5th wheel rigs apx. 35’ but everything else was the same as our 30’ or smaller.

The town of Crested Butte is 15 minutes away as well as access to tones of MTB trails and hikes.