Near Gypsum, Colorado
Nellie'S #1839 does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
This very steep trail begins at a junction with Turret Creek Trail #1832 and ends at the junction with Johnny Meyers Trail #2067. Follow the Turret Creek Trail #1832 about 1.6 miles before taking a right on Nellie's Trail for another 2 miles. A popular trail for horseback riders, the trail begins by crossing Turret Creek and passes through aspen forests before a steep uphill climb through open meadows. A more gradual climb is to be expected before reaching Johnny Meyers trail.On the way up the slope, hikers are treated to incredible panoramic views of Sweetwater Lake, Sweetwater Canyon, Shingle and Turret Peaks, and the snow-capped mountain ranges beyond, providing the hiker with excellent photo opportunities.
* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.