Top of the Pines is located not far from the little town of Ridgway in SW Colorado. Click here see Ridgway’s vicinity via Google Maps.
From Telluride on Colo. Hwy. 62: Take your first right (at the bottom of the hill as you come into Ridgway) onto Amelia Street. (see below)
From Montrose/Ouray: Turn west onto Hwy. 62 at the traffic light, then go all the way through town (approx. 3/4 mile) and take the last left (before heading up the hill out of town) onto Amelia Street. (see below)
On Amelia: Travel south 3/10 mile on Amelia Street and turn right onto County Rd. 5. This is a dirt road and starts at Amelia. Travel 4.5 miles to Highland Drive – just past mile marker. Turn Right on Highland Drive and travel 3/10 mile to TOP’s entrance sign. The parking area and trailhead are on the right. Or continue on Highland Drive past the entrance gate 7/10 mile and make a right turn on the Pavilion Drive. Follow this road about a 1/4 mile to the parking area on the south side of the pavilion.