Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Near Gunnison, Colorado
Deer Creek #223 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 Deer Creek Trail #223 begins at an intersection with the Lou Creek Trail #222 and ends at Forest Service Road #481. This trail gradually descends into and crosses a drainage in approximately 1.25 miles. It climbs out of the drainage and continues to climb to where it crosses the North Fork of Lou Creek at approximately 2.2 miles. After passing through a saddle at approximately 2.6 miles, it levels off and travels along the hillside until approximately 4.6 miles where it descend down a draw to intersect Forest Service Road #481. This road is gated at the forest boundary, so it is necessary to return the way you came. During hunting season this trail is very popular.