Cebolla Trailhead Trailhead


San Juan Mountains
38.060417° N, -106.933444° W

Road Difficulty

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

Driving Directions

From Lake City head south on Colorado 149 for 10 miles. Just before Slumgullion Pass turn left (north) into FS 788 (Los Pinos-Cebolla Road). Start measuring from this point. Continue for 15.2 miles until you reach a 3-way junction where you will turn south ((right) and continue on FS 788. Go straight(left) at mile 16.4, climb east, cross Pinos Pass at mile 21.0 and turn south (right) onto FS 790 at mile 22.1. Turn east and cross Los Pinos Creek at mile 27.2 and reach the Trailhead at mile 28.5 If coming from the north, turn south onto Colorado 114 from U.S. 50 (33.0 miles west of Monarch Pass or 7.5 miles east of Gunnison). Go 20 miles south on Colorado 114 and turn right onto Saguache County NN14 (BLM 3083). Go 3.5 miles south on Saguache County NN14 and turnright (west) into BLM 3084, which continues as FS 788. Start measuring from here. Go straight (left) at mile 8.8 and continue on FS 790, which is also called Big Meadows Road. Pass Blue Park, go straight (right) at Big Meadows at mile 19.0 and continue on FS 790. Pass Willow Park at mile 21.5 and reach Cebolla Trailhead at mile 22.8

Winter Access

Closed well before the trailhead from either approach
Status Updates 
Posted By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Came to TH twice this week from both sides.I recommend coming from Gunisson instead of Los Pinos Pass by Lake City.Trail is in great shape.Willow maze is easy to navigate if you carefully follow cairns and faint trail and do not deviate from trail until end of willows.
Posted By: Uffda
Info: If coming from CO 114, note that for this step: "Go 3.5 miles south on Saguache County NN14 and turn right (west) into BLM 3084, which continues as FS 788", this turn is marked as County KK14.

Best camping is probably Willow Park about 1 mile east of the TH on 790. There are not many appealing spots near the TH itself.
Posted By: tauma
Info: Here are two photos of the trailhead and its location. Even the trailhead sign does not tell you where you are.

The photos are taken from the same spot. A yellow 15 marker is 200 yards from the TH. One assumes its a mile marker but they seem to be handmade.

As for driving its much more pleasant from the Gunnison side.

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