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Roaring Fork Trail

Trail Number: 807

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General Description

The Roaring Fork Trail mainly serves as an access route to Goose Creek. This trail only has a few, low quality, camping areas. Fishing in nearby Roaring Fork Creek is usually a poor experience. The trail begins by following a closed jeep road through a mixed aspen, spruce stand and into the large open Roaring Fork Park area. After entering the large park and passing the Weminuche Wilderness Boundary sign, hikers should bear to the north side of the park rather than continue to follow the old jeep road. The trail is not well defined as it leaves the jeep road, but after crossing the upper part of Roaring Fork Creek, hikers will quickly pick up a well defined trail tread paralleling the creek.

The trail follows the creek down the drainage at a very gradual grade to the Goose Creek Trail Junction. After passing this junction, the trail comes to the private land boundary fence above the Humphrey Lake Property. At this point, the "system" trail ends but one can still follow the cow trails going both directions along the fence. The trail to the north leads toward the Pagoda Peak area and the trail to the south will eventually merge with the Goose Creek Trail.

Directions from Creede: Drive southwest from Creede on Highway 149 for 7 miles to the intersection of Highway 149 and Forest Development Road 523 (Middle Creek Road). Follow the signs giving directions and distances to North Lime Creek Trailhead. The trailhead is approximately 12 1/2 miles from the Highway 149 turnoff. The Roaring Fork Trail (Forest Trail 807) begins approximately 20-30 yards east of the trailhead information bulletin board station.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late June through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Roaring Fork Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Generally a very gradual grade

Related Activities
Goose Creek Trail - The trail grade is gradual for most of the 11 miles that it parallels Goose Creek. Good camping areas abound along the trail.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Divide Ranger Station, 13308 West US Highway 160, P.O. Box 40 , Del Norte, CO, 81132, Phone: 719-657-3321, TTY: 719-657-6038


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