Purgatory Gulch Trailhead, Colorado Hiking Trails Info, Map & More

Purgatory Gulch Trailhead, Colorado Hiking Trail Information

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Purgatory Gulch Trailhead

The Purgatory Gulch Trailhead provides access to the Encampment River Trail and Encampment River Wilderness. The trailhead is located south of Riverside,WY in the Sierra Madre Range and is managed by the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District.  High clearance 4WD vehicles are recommended and trailers cannot be turned around at the trailhead. ACCESS: From WY State Highway 230 one mile east of  Riverside,Wy turn onto Carbon County Rd 211. Continue for six miles to the junction with BLM road 409.1B. Turn onto the BLM Road 409.1B and continue two miles to the trailhead. Dispersed camping is not allowed within 300 feet of the trailhead but is allowed along the trail as long as the camp is more than 100 feet from the trail, lakes or streams.  Nearest facilities are approximately five miles north of the Purgatory / Encampment River trails junction,at the BLM Odd Fellows campground.  This campground is on the Encampment River at the north access to the Encampment River Trail.

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