Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Near Gunnison, Colorado
Piburn #880 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 Piburn Trail #880 begins at Forest Service Road #814.1G and ends at an intersection with the Curecanti Trail #870. It is a lightly used trail that begins as an old 4-wheel drive road. It is access to an irrigation ditch and then turns into a regular trail. In the first 5 miles there are a series of casual rises and falls in terrain running through mostly aspen forests with some spruce and fir trees. Then the trail climbs sharply up a series of narrow switchbacks. At the 5.5 mile point you are on an open ridge with spectacular views. At 6 miles, the Bald Mountain Tie-in Trail #882 joins the Piburn Trail then it continues east for one mile to join the Curecanti Trail #870. The Piburn Trail #880 is usually open by early July with many loop type trips possible.