Horse Ranch Park (Dispersed)-Paonia Rd

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Near Somerset, Colorado

Horse Ranch Park (Dispersed)-Paonia Rd does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Horse Ranch Park is a large meadow about 4.5 miles west of the summit of Kebler Pass. It is on the northeast side of Kebler Pass Road, Gunnison County Road 12,¬†and is the Trail Head for the Dark Canyon Trail #830, the Dyke Creek Trail #837, and the Dyke Mountain Bike Trail #838.¬†The meadow receives heavy camping use from¬†horse enthusiast who can ride into either the Raggeds Wilderness or the West Elk Wilderness.¬†Livestock must be high-lined or contained within an electric fence or panels to reduce any impact. Please practice ‚ÄúLeave No Trace‚ÄĚ horsemanship. Certified weed free hay is required on all National Forest Lands. Horse Ranch Park Brochure

On the southwest side of Kebler Pass Road, across the road from Horse Ranch Park, is the Trail Head for the Cliff Creek Trail #840. This trail enters the West Elk Wilderness.  At this trailhead camping is very limited with mostly room for parking.