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

Quick Facts

Wild Cherry Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,170 Feet (988.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,770 Feet (3669.0 Meters) Ends at Cherry Lake
Length, One-way: 4.6 Miles (7.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 748
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Electric Peak, Mirage

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

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The trail offers the opportunity for a long day trip or a pleasant overnight. It is well maintained and easy to follow. Attractions are the easy access, fishing in the lake, and big game. Several good campsites exist along the route.

Directions from Moffat, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 17 north approximately 7.5 miles to Mirage Lane Road (Road AA). Go east on Mirage Lane Road to the crossing of Wild Cherry Creek. The trail begins before the crossing. The trail is closed to motorized traffic.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late April through September .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I have hiked this trail 8 times since 1964. It is a very good, but difficult hike. Burl Abraham, RoseHill, Kansas.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Several good campsites along the route
ICON Cold Water Fishing In the lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Wild Cherry Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Easy access
ICON Viewing Wildlife Big game

Related Activities
Cotton Creek Trail - The trail is well marked and maintained. It follows the creek through a rugged, steep canyon and diverse scenery. Teacup Lake presents an opportunity for primitive route-finding.

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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