Browns Canyon National Monument is located next to the Arkansas River, between Buena Vista and Salida. The trailhead shown here is located just past the Ruby Mountain Campground, which can be accessed from CR 301. This area is great for hiking or running most of the year. It’s a beautiful area, and easy to access for any type of car. Options include out and backs to suit your preferred distance, or the 11.5 mile Catkin Gulch loop. Dogs are allowed, under control of owners. Click here for a map and more trail descriptions.