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Quick Facts

Spruce Lakes Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Ending Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
Length, One-way: 0.75 Miles (1.25 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 710
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Spar City




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General Description

This trail is within the Weminuche Wilderness. Fishing and sightseeing are popular attractions for recreationists visiting this area. Camping is recommended in an open park close to the trailhead.

Directions from South Fork: Take U.S. Highway 160 10.5 miles west of South Fork. Turn right on Big Meadows Road and follow it 1.5 miles to Big Meadows Reservoir. Take the Archuleta Trail (Forest Development Trail 839) until it intersects with South Fork Trail (Forest Trail 750). Turn left at the intersection and walk until it intersects the Spruce Lakes Trail (Forest Road 710).

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: July through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Normally accessible) .



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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We just did trail on 7/24/00 - trail does have a fairly steep climb & descent to lakes. Lakes are pretty, and fishing can be good.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing An open park close to the trailhead
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Spruce Lakes Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Normally accessible
Yes



Related Activities
Adams Fork Trail - This trail is well suited for day hiking or overnight use. It is relatively easy and provides access to the South San Juan Wilderness.

Continental Divide - Cumbres Pass to Blue Lake Tra - This is a short segment of the entire Continental Divide Trail but the terrain differs considerably from that of most of the divide.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Creede-Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 580 , Creede, CO, 81130, Phone: 800-327-2102 or 719-658-2374, Fax: 719-658-2717

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