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Fishing: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Saguache Ranger District

Quick Facts

Little Sand Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,700 Feet (3023.7 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,300 Feet (717.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 12,000 Feet (3740.6 Meters) Ends at little Sand Creek Lakes
Length, One-way: 2.5 Miles (4.17 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 863
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Crestone Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The trail is infrequently maintained and due to steep sections is not recommended for horse travel. It leaves the Sand Creek Trail from a large campsite where a tree has been carved with the initials "LS." The lakes are the main attractions and fishing is generally good.

Directions from Sand Creek Trail: Via Sand Creek Trail #743

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing The lakes are popular
ICON Hiking & Walking Little Sand Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Not recommended

Related Activities
Sand Creek Trail - This trail is very popular due to its easy access and variety of hiking opportunities and scenery. Attractions are fishing in the Sand Creek lakes and small pools in Sand Creek and the excellent scenery.

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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