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Wagon Loop Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,970 Feet (2796.1 Meters) Browns Creek Trailhead
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 8,900 Feet (2774.3 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 550 Feet (171.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,910 Feet (2777.4 Meters) junction Wagon Loop Trail and 272
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length: 3.5 Miles (5.83 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 130 Salidak St. Elmo, Shavano Peak
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 1427
Usage: Light
USGS Map: Mt. Antero




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General Description

Wagon Loop Trail is a short easy hike that begins at Browns Creek Trailhead and intersects with the Colorado Trail
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Wagon Loop Trail is a short easy hike that begins at Browns Creek Trailhead and intersects with the Colorado Trail
This trail provides an opportunity for a relatively easy 1/2 day loop hike or ride out of the Browns Creek Trailhead. The whole loop incorporates usage of the Browns Creek Trail, Colorado Trail, Wagon Loop Trail and County Road 272. The total mileage for the loop is approximately 3.5 miles including a .66 mile walk on road 272 back to the trailhead. A small corral is provided at the trailhead with a few spots for primitive camping. Please use existing campsites and fire rings.

Visitors can travel west on the Browns Creek Trail, 1429, about 1 mile to its junction with the Colorado Trail. This stretch includes a mild ascent from 8,970' to 9,520'. Users should turn south on the Colorado Trail and travel approximately .75 miles to Wagon Loop Trail, 1427. To complete the loop travel east on Wagon Loop 1.25 miles to road 272. When you reach the road walk north (left) to the Browns Creek Trailhead.

Directions from Buena Vista: Drive south 10 miles to County Road 270; and then travel west on County Road 270 for 2.5 miles. When 270 sharply turns right continue straight on County Road 272. Drive 5 miles to the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Wagon Loop Trail
Yes
ICON Fishing Wagon Loop Trail - Browns Creek, Little Browns Creek
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Wagon Loop Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Wagon Loop Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Wagon Loop Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Wagon Loop Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Wagon Loop Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Wagon Loop Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Wagon Loop Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Wagon Loop Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Browns Creek Trailhead - Browns Creek Trailhead provides access to a plethora of recreation opportunities. Trails accessible from this site include the following: Little Browns Creek Trail, Browns Creek Trail, the Colorado Trail and Wagons Loop Trail



More Information

Visitor Information:

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box P, South US 24 , Buena Vista, CO, 81211, Phone: 719-395-6612

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