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Avalanche Trailhead

Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)




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General Description

Avalanche Trailhead is located 6 miles west of Buena Vista on Cottonwood Pass. It provides access to Segment 13 of the Colorado Trail that leads from North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Creek. Overnight parking is permitted at this site. Two vault toilets are provided on site. Avalanche Trailhead lies immediately east of the winter closure gate on Cottonwood Pass. This makes a great starting point for winter activities on the pass.

Directions from Buena Vista: Drive 7 miles west on Cottonwood Pass (Highway 306).

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Year-round (NOTE: No water, trash. Concessionaire operated/Winter recreation access) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Avalanche Trailhead
Yes
ICON Backpacking Avalanche Trailhead
Yes
ICON Cross-country Skiing Avalanche Trailhead
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Avalanche Trailhead
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Avalanche Trailhead
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Avalanche Trailhead - Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Scenic Driving Avalanche Trailhead - Cottonwood Pass
Yes
ICON Backcountry Skiing Avalanche Trailhead
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling Avalanche Trailhead
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing Avalanche Trailhead
Yes
ICON Road Biking Avalanche Trailhead - Cottonwood Pass
Yes



Related Activities
Colorado Trail (North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Cr - This segment of the Colorado Trail is known as #13, and leads south from North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Creek. This segment provides access to Mt. Yale and Mt. Princeton fourteeners.



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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