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Quick Facts

Platte River Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters) Platte River Trailhead
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 7,830 Feet (2440.8 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 500 Feet (155.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2337.9 Meters)
Length, One-way: 3.5 Miles (5.83 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137, Pike National Forest
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 654
Usage: Moderate
USGS Map: Hackett Mountain




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General Description

The Platte River Trailhead is located 1 miles north of Happy Meadows on State Road 112. The trail begins at an elevation of 7,800' and descends into the South Platte River Basin. The trail extends 3.5 miles to it's end at 7,500'.

Directions from Lake George: Travel northwest 1.2 miles on Highway 24; and then drive North 1.2 mi. on County Road 77. Travel northeast 0.7 miles on Forest Road 112 to the Happy Meadowns Campground entrance. Continue driving past the campground entrance 1 mile to the Platte River Trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Platte River Trail - South Platte River
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Platte River Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Platte River Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Platte River Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Happy Meadows Campground - Happy Meadows Campground consists of 7 individual family campsites, each with a table, fire grate and parking spur. Its located near Elevenmile State Recreation Area and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Park County Tourism Office, P.O. Box 220 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-4279

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