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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Saguache Ranger District

Quick Facts

South Saguache Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,400 Feet (3241.9 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,000 Feet (623.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,600 Feet (3616.0 Meters) Ends at junction with Halfmoon Pass Trail #912.
High Point: 12,000 Feet (3740.6 Meters) Near Halfmoon Pass
Length, One-way: 6.6 Miles (11.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 781
Usage: Moderate to Heavy
USGS Maps: Mesa Mountain, Creede

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The trail is easy to follow and offers several possibilities for circuit routes. Attractions are fishing in the creek, big game, and easy access to higher country in the wilderness.

Directions from Forest Development Road #787: Follow Forest Development Road #787 7.5 miles south from Stonecellar Campground to the turnoff to the South Fork trailhead. The trail takes off from the end of the road at the Wilderness Boundary. The trail is closed to motorized traffic.

Directions from Halfmoon Pass Trail: Via Halfmoon Pass Trail #912.

Directions: Via Pinnacles Trail #869

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Late September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing In the creek
ICON Hiking & Walking South Saguache Trail
ICON Viewing Wildlife Big game

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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