This trail joins the Highline National Recreation Trail (part of the Colorado Trail) at Bear Creek. The trail begins in a mixed conifer forest and climbs to a rock field above timberline. A side loop 1.5 miles from the trailhead explores the historic Windy Williams Mine. The last 2.8 miles drops into the Bear Creek drainage.
Directions from Mancos, Colorado: Travel north on Colorado Hwy 184 for 0.2 mile and turn east onto the West Mancos Road (Forest Service Road #561). Go 14.0 miles and turn right on Spruce Mill Road (Forest Service Road #350). Continue about 6.0 miles, veering right on a narrow road (Forest Service Road #346) toward Twin Lakes and Sharkstooth Trailhead. Use 4WD for the last 1.0 mile and follow signs to the trailhead.
Mid-Summer through Late Fall .