Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Near Gunnison, Colorado
Oil Well Mtn. Loop #522.1a 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!
The Oil Well Mountain Trail #522.1A begins on Forest Service Road #265.3D, intersects with the Grand Valley Ranger Districts the Burn Trail #522, and ends at the end of Forest Service Road #265.3A. The combination of these two trail and a section of CR 265 make a complete loop. The trail travels to the east through parks and scattered aspen. As it turns north it climbs through an aspen forest. After 3.5 miles it climbs a narrow ridge to the edge of Muddy Basin and then further on to The Burn. This area is scattered spruce and fir trees mixed into open parks. It begins to descend to the west toward Oil Well Mountain through aspen and comes out under the power line as it meets FSR 265.3A. Continue south on FSR 265.3A for almost a mile before turning west to rejoin CR 265.