Please call (970) 641-2337, ext. 205 or stop by the Elk Creek Visitor Center (15 miles west of Gunnison off of Highway 50) to make reservations. Reservations are required and walk-ons will not be permitted on any tour. We begin taking reservations for the season on May 1.
Special tours for educational groups available upon request. Please call (970) 641-2337 x205 for more information.
$24.00 - Adults
$12.00 - All Children 12 and under (Children need to be 35 pounds or heavier)
* Boat tour fees are non-refundable.
Tours begin at the Pine Creek boat dock, accessed from the Pine Creek Trail at US Highway 50, milepost 130 (35 miles east of Montrose and 25 miles west of Gunnison).
From the Pine Creek Trail parking area, you will walk down 232 stairs, then enjoy an easy 3/4-mile scenic walk along the old narrow-gauge rail bed before reaching the boat dock. We suggest leaving the trailhead no later than one hour prior to the tour, or allowing more time for a slower pace. Plan to meet the ranger at the boat dock; pre-boarding for the tour begins 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time; tours begin promptly at the scheduled departure time.
Note: A short, steep, gravel-surfaced road leads to the trailhead. Parking space is limited. Drop-off parking for trailers is available at the top of the access road.