Cataract Gulch Trailhead


San Juan Mountains
37.900832° N, -107.432856° W

Road Difficulty

2WD, easy dirt road 1   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)

Driving Directions

From Lake City, drive about 2 miles south on Colorado 149 and turn right on County Road 30 toward Lake San Cristobal and Cinnamon Pass. Drive 12.1 miles to a Y-junction and turn left onto County Road 35. Continue another 1.2 miles to the Cataract Gulch Trailhead.

Winter Access

Plowed to the trailhead.
Status Updates 
Posted By: Trotter
Info: Accessible by any 2wd car. Immediately past TH, goes 4WD
Posted By: supranihilest
Info: Plowed to the trailhead - I can’t say whether this is always the case or not, but it was this time around. The road is icy, snowy, and muddy in spots but wasn’t a problem in my Civic. There’s a bathroom at the Cataract Gulch Trailhead and it was unlocked and stocked with toilet paper.

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