Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Near Gunnison, Colorado
Indian #500 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 Indian Trail #500 begins at the end of Forest Service Road #660.1A, Pinto Mesa Spur Road, and ends a Forest Service Road #602, Copper King Road. It is a primitive trail that travels through the Tabeguache Area, a 17,240-acre special management area designated under the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993. This trail offers spectacular views of red rock cliffs in the Tabeguache Creek drainage as it switchbacks down 800 feet from Pinto Mesa to the creek bottom. It turn west and follows Tabeguach Creek for about 2.2 miles, then turn north and follows Forty-seven Creek for about a miles. It veers northeast and climbs out of the drainage in another 1.7 miles where it turns east. It continues east for another 2.1 miles and turn north after another 0.9 miles and crosses the Tabeguache Creek. After the creek crossing, it climbs the eastern canyon and continues south, switchbacking up onto Starvation Point where it ends at FSR #602. This trail is lightly maintained so may require some route-finding.