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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Grand Junction Ranger District

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Carson Lake #723

Beginning Elevation: 9,890 Feet (3015 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 410 Feet (127.8 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,300 Feet (3139 Meters)
Length: 1.0 Miles (1.6 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 723
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Hells Kitchen

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General Description

This is a short hike from Carson Lake out of the basin to the Flowing Park Rim. Wildlife use this trial for seasonal migrations. It also gives the visitor an idea of the size of the Kannah Creek drainage as you look back down the trial from the Rim. The trail is recommended for hikers and horseback riding.

Directions from Grand Junction: Take Hwy 70 east to Hwy 65 south. Take Rim Drive Road Southwest for three miles to Carson Lake road. Carson Lake is two miles down the road. The trail begins across the dam to the south.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Carson Lake #723
ICON Horseback Riding

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Visitor Information:

Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau , Grand Junction, CO, , Phone: 800-962-2547


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