This trail goes west, toward Highline Trail (Forest Trail 832), which is in the vicinity of Sawtooth Mountain. The trail is steep and susceptible to wind fall trees. In general, the trail is very scenic and maintains a steady incline along the creek. There are several opportunities to design loops are travel widely in the Weminuche Wilderness, Continental Divide and the rugged San Juan Mountains.
Directions from South Fork: Drive 10 miles west of South Fork on U.S. Highway 160. Turn right at the big Meadows Road and go 3 miles to Shaw Lake
June through Mid-September .