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The Ute Peak Trail, #24, is located southwest of Granby in the Williams Fork area. The trail leads from the Williams Fork River up along Williams Fork Ridge to Ptarmigan Pass.

Ute Peak Trail is a 15 mile trail which leaves from the Williams Fork Road (County Road 30), climbs up to the Williams Fork Ridge, and follows the ridge to Ptarmigan Pass. The trail is steep in parts below the ridge, however, once on the top the trail levels out. Water is not available on the ridge (other than by dropping down off the top) and users should be prepared for windy and cold conditions as well as the high altitude. The ridge offers excellent views of the surrounding mountains and the Continental Divide.

This trail can also be accesses from the Ute Pass Trail on the White River National Forest, Dillon Ranger District, leading from the top of Ute Pass.

Directions: From Granby, Travel west on Highway 40 approximately 14 miles to County Road 3/Forest Road 139. Travel south on Road 3/139 approximately 17 miles, passing Williams Fork Reservoir, to Forest Road 138. Go south on 138 approximately 5 miles to the trailhead on the west side of the road.

Elevation: 8,890 feet

Ending Elevation: 11,777 feet

Elevation Gain: 2,887 feet

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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