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***CONSTRUCTION NOTES*** This summer of 2013, there are road closures on the lower section of Taylor River Road (CR 742). This reaches from 5 miles up river of the resort down to the Almont post office. If coming from Cottonwood Pass/Taylor Park, you will be re-routed over Jack’s Cabin Road, approximately 6 miles up the canyon from us. This road will run into Highway 135 and you will then turn left (south) to get back down to Almont. The road will be closed from MM 1 to 2.5 and then after 7/4/13, the closure will be from approximately MM 2 to 4.5. Construction will go through the month of October.
Take U.S. Highway 50 to Gunnison, Colorado – then take State Highway 135 North to Almont – turn right at Taylor Canyon Road (County Road 742) toward Taylor Reservoir. Three Rivers Resort is located immediately after crossing the Taylor River, 1/4 mile off State Highway 135.
From Denver Airport
Follow I-70 West to the west side of Denver. Take C-470 South toward Colorado Springs. Take the exit for Highway 285 towards Fairplay. Follow all the way to where it dead ends in Johnson Village (just outside of Buena Vista). Turn left/south on 285 and follow 30 minutes to another dead end in Poncha Springs. Turn right/west on Highway 50 towards Gunnison via Monarch Pass. In Gunnison, take a right/north at the first traffic light, Main Street/Hwy 135. From here follow the directions from Gunnison (above).
From Colorado Springs
Follow Highway 24 west through Woodland Park, Florissant, and Hartsel until it merges with Highway 285. Turn left/south and follow all the way to where it dead ends in Johnson Village (just outside of Buena Vista). Turn left/south on 285 and follow 30 minutes to another dead end in Poncha Springs. Turn right/west on Highway 50 towards Gunnison via Monarch Pass. In Gunnison, take a right/north at the first traffic light, Main Street/Hwy 135. From here follow the directions from Gunnison (above).
Cottonwood Pass Summer Option
In the summer months, Cottonwood Pass is almost always passable. Whether coming from Denver or Colorado Springs, when you reach Johnson Village, turn right/north towards Buena Vista on Highway 24. Take a left at the main traffic light toward Cottonwood Pass. The road will be paved all the way to the top and then unpaved on the other side. This road is well maintained but narrow with many hairpin turns. There will be sections of washboard conditions and often potholes to avoid. Follow all the way until it ends at Taylor Reservoir. Turn left toward Gunnison and follow the road around the reservoir and eventually into Taylor Canyon. This is County Rd. 742 and winds for about 23 miles to Three Rivers Resort on your left right before you reach Highway 135.
For directions from additional locations, please call or e-mail and we will be happy to give you the quickest routes.
There are direct flights to Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport. Other options include Denver (4 hour drive), Colorado Springs (3 hour drive), Montrose (1 hour drive), and Grand Junction (2.5 hour drive).