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Adams Fork Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is well suited for day hiking or overnight use. It is relatively easy and provides access to the South San Juan Wilderness.
Alder Bench Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is an old livestock trail, now open to hikers and horses. In the fall, hunters seek elk and deer on this trail.
Archuleta Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Once you reach Cochetopa Pass (3.2 miles) the historical markers along the Continental Divide give a sense of history to the trail. About 8.0 miles into the trail you will ride/hike through meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers.
Archuleta Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Archuleta Trail gives access to the western portion of Chama Basin, one of the most scenic and wild places on the Conejos Peak Ranger District. The trail follows Archuleta Creek, climbing steadily but gradually from the Chama River valley.
Bear Creek Trail (Conejos Peak Ranger District) Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Steep cliffs border Bear Creek near its confluence with the Conejos River. The trail climbs to the bench above these cliffs and passes through thick forests of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, white fir and aspen.
Bear Creek Trail (Divide Ranger District) Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is popular with hunters, motorcycles and ATVs, but check current road conditions. It also makes a nice loop trip.
Bear Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The first mile is quite steep and numerous switchbacks. At about 10,500 feet, the trail becomes less steep and vistas of the Saddle Creek Valley and the mountains beyond can be seen.
Big Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
There is little outstanding scenery along the trail, but it is a pleasant experience, with many wildflowers during the summer. The trail is recommended for the more experienced hiker.
Black Canyon Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail ascends Black Canyon to reach alpine terrain then stays in the high country all the way to Hayden pass. Scenery is excellent from Nipple Mountain north.
Blanca Peak Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The first half of the trail is fairly easy, if not a rather monotonous grind at times. The last half becomes quite steep and rocky. The upper trail is difficult and can be dangerous if care is not given.
Blue Lake Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Located in the South San Juan Wilderness, access is by foot or horse travel only. This scenic lake is heavily used. Brown and brook trout can be caught here.
Bonita Hill Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The southern view from atop Bonita Hill is impressive even to natives of the San Luis Valley. The hilltop is covered with a gorgeous Aspen stand and is a great place to bring a picnic lunch.
Canon Rincon Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Canon Rincon is a steep, ridged canyon that drains a spectacular glacial cirque below Conejos Peak. Twin Lakes sit in the cirque, surrounded by subalpine meadows, and can be reached by this trail.
Canon Verde Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Although the ruggedness of Canon Verde may discourage some from taking this path, the splendor of the canyon is well worth the effort.
Cascade Falls Ski Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The first part of the trail is the same as the Big Meadows Campground. The trail to the falls leaves from the upper campground loop and is marked by a wooden sign.
Castle Creek Trail Great Sand Dunes National Monument At Castle Creek, the dunes rise abruptly from the creekbed. Dune slipfaces avalanche as they near angles greater than 34 degrees. Steep slipfaces are challenging to climb; stay on the ridges and slide down the faces.
Cathedral Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The lower portion of the trail from the campground to Cathedral Rocks is the easiest to negotiate. From Cathedral Rocks, the trail climbs steeper and becomes rocky until it tops out near Groundhog Park.
Chama River Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail follows the Chama River to the confluence of the West and East Forks, where a splendid view of upper Chama Basin is afforded. The terrain is gentle and scenic, offering an easy day hike.
Colorado Trail (Divide Ranger District) Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
About 47.4 miles of the Colorado Trail is in the Divide Ranger District. This portion begins at a point on the Continental Divide approximately 6.3 miles west of San Luis Pass.
Continental Divide - Blue Lake to Elwood Pass Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Visitors will be rewarded with spectacular vistas in all directions. Due to the exposed nature of most of this trail, extremely close watch should be kept on weather conditions.
Continental Divide - Carson Saddle to Stony Pass (Rio Grande Reservoir) Tra Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Excellent views and good fishing and campsites can be found along this entire trail segment.
Continental Divide - Cumbres Pass to Blue Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is a short segment of the entire Continental Divide Trail but the terrain differs considerably from that of most of the divide.
Continental Divide - Elwood Pass to Sawtooth Mountain Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Most of this trail is at or above timberline. The trail is in good condition and not terribly steep. Portions of this trail were relocated and reconstructed in 1989.
Continental Divide - Hunchback Pass to Stony Pass Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Wide open, grassy, rolling hills and plateau like country is traversed. Numerous small "potholes" dot the landscape along the trail.
Continental Divide - Knife Edge to Weminuche Pass Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Opportunities for many beautiful panoramic views exist along this segment of the Continental Divide Trail. Fishermen will find some short side trips can be made to Trout, Williams, and Squaw Lakes.
Continental Divide - San Luis Pass to Spring Creek Pass Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is another scenic stretch of the Continental Divide and Colorado Trails. It is possible to see elk and other wildlife.
Continental Divide - Sawtooth Mountain to Knife Edge Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail segment begins with a 1/4 mile traverse of the cliffs that form the fable Knife Edge. From here to Piedra Pass, the trail goes up and down like a roller coaster in reasonably short, steep pitches.
Continental Divide - Spring Creek Pass to Carson Saddle Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
There are scattered spruce-fir trees and willow brush until one gains the top of Jarosa Mesa, then the route traverses open alpine parks before descending just below the crest of the Continental Divide to Carson.
Continental Divide - Weminuche Pass to Hunchback Pass Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Many vacation adventures await visitors to this segment of the Continental Divide Trail. The raw beauty and inspiring views in this area will long be etched in the visitor's memories.
Cotton Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
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.
Cottonwood Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Attractions are Cottonwood Lake, spectacular rugged scenery, access to some of the higher peaks for mountaineering and the opportunity for some challenging hiking. The trail has not been maintained and is very difficult to follow.
Crater Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is a wonderful, though moderately strenuous day hike. The trail starts in a forest and climbs above timberline to the Continental Divide. Spectacular views abound here.
Cross Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is mostly used by campers and big game hunters. The end of the trail offers some beautiful views of Del Norte Peak, Willow Park and the surrounding area.
Decker Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is steep and has not been maintained for some years and is therefore not recommended for beginners.
Dry Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail starts in the low country and climbs steadily towards Bennett Mountain. The views are incredible and other trails and roads connect, which give enthusiasts many opportunities to make a loop trip.
Duck Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Duck Lake Trail is a fairly gentle walk that offers scenic vistas of the Conejos Valley and gives access to several fishing lakes.
East Bellows Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail provides good hiking access to Wheeler Geologic Area, Halfmoon Pass, and the La Garita Wilderness. Beautiful views and unique geologic features are the main attractions of this trail.
El Rito Azul Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The El Rito Azul Trail #718 begins in Three Forks Park and follows El Rito Azul to Blue Lake. The visitor passes through stands of spruce-fire alternating with open meadows. Magnificent views await the visitor at trails end.
Elk Creek Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Elk Creek Trail is popular with hikers, fishermen, and horseback riders and it provides an ideal day hike for those camping at Elk Creek or Old La Manga campgrounds.
Escape Dunes/Ghost Forest Trail Great Sand Dunes National Monument Here, shifting sands have crossed Medano Creek to form new dunes. The "escape" dunes create "ghost forests" where trees die through suffocation and starvation.
Farmers Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Only a few decent camping places exist along the lower portion of the trail. Good scenery and access to Wheeler Geologic Area, La Garita Wilderness and the vastness of Wason Park.
Fern Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Fern Creek Trail is primarily used for access to the popular Ruby Lake Area. Beyond the Ruby Lake Area toward Little Squaw Creek and Big Squaw Creek is often used very lightly in the summer months.
Fremont's Camp Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail passes through several ecosystems as it climbs and from the lower parts of the trail the high cliffs for which Cathedral Campground is named can be seen.
Frisco-Fitton Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail connects two major trails, Bennett Trail (Forest Trail 872) and West Frisco Trail (Forest Road 850). This trail has steep sections and is difficult for beginners. Rocky cliffs can be seen.
Garner Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The lower half of this trail is fairly easy hiking; approaching the Divide, but it does steepen considerably toward the end. When the trail reaches the alpine zone, the trail is hard to find due to infrequent maintenance.
Gibbs Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail follows a portion of the eastern boundary of the Weminuche Wilderness and has not been maintained for years.
Goose Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail grade is gradual for most of the 11 miles that it parallels Goose Creek. Good camping areas abound along the trail.
Halfmoon Pass Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail provides access to the Wheeler Geological Area from Saguache Park and is an excellent tie-in for numerous circuit routes in the Wilderness. Attractions are big game, scenery, fishable waters along the route.
Heart Lake Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Good views of Fingers Mesa and Pole Mountain. The trail travels through a few small open parks but primarily stays in mixed aspen and spruce/fir stands.
Hidden Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail ascends the northern slope of the Conejos Canyon where a panoramic view of the Conejos River Valley and the Elk Creek drainage can be seen.
Highland Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Some people prefer to use the Hunters Lake trail (Forest Trail 800) which goes straight toward the Stairsteps. The Stairsteps are another scenic attraction of the Weminuche Wilderness.
Hope Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail goes from timbered land along the creek to high alpine areas at the base of Sawtooth Mountain. The last 1/2 mile is above timberline and offers magnificent scenery.
Horse Thief Basin Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is brushy and infrequently maintained. It exists mainly as a connector between the North and South Brush Creek drainages and Cotton Creek.
Ivy Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Ivy Creek trail provides the shortest, quickest routs to Goose Lake from the Rio Grande Drainage. From Ivy Creek Campground, hikers should plan a very full day of exercise to get to Goose Lake.
Kitty Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is steep and susceptible to wind fall trees. In general, the trail is very scenic and maintains a steady incline along the creek.
La Garita - Phoenix Park-Halfmoon Pass Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Excellent scenery, a bounty of wildflowers and a good opportunity to see elk exist along this trail. Large open alpine meadows with scattered patches of old growth spruce/fir timber are a common part of the landscape.
La Garita - Spring Creek Pass to Rat Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail provides excellent panoramic views in all directions. A feeling of vastness can be experienced while traveling across the immense open space one finds on Snow Mesa.
La Garita Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail goes through all types of terrain as it goes toward Mesa Mountain (12,944 feet in elevation). The trail is used by horsemen, ATVs, motorcycles and foot traffic.
Lake Fork Creek Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is a gentle hike along the Lake Fork Creek to Big Lake. The trail then climbs steeply to a saddle between Forest King Mountain and Mammoth Mountain and drops steeply into the community of Platoro.
Lake Fork Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Lake Fork Trail has been designated a National Recreation Trail. It follows Lake Creek through a rocky canyon, then gradually breaks into open meadows.
Little Medano Creek Trail Great Sand Dunes National Monument Meander through a variety of terrain when you head north from the campground. Travel through escape dunes until the trail crosses Medano Creek. The trail ends at an overlook just beyond Little Medano Creek.
Little Sand Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is infrequently maintained and due to steep sections is not recommended for horse travel. The lakes are the main attractions and fishing is generally good.
Los Pinos Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The valley of the Rio de los Pinos ("River of the Pines") is a picturesque glacial valley whose scenery has attracted tourists from afar. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad passes through the valley below Highway 17.
Lost Trail Creek Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Excellent views and good fishing are both possible along this trail. Evidence of recent and historic mining activity is visible near Carson Pass on the Continental Divide.
Lower Sand Creek Lake Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
It is possible to ride or hike across the Sand Dunes National Monument.
Luder's Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
You will reach Cochetopa Pass 3.2 miles from the parking area. Turn left over the cattle guard and ride 50 feet and you will see the historical marker bearing the old stage route and elevation.
Machin Basin Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail has had no major maintenance recently and is poorly marked. Major attractions are fishing at Machin Lake, excellent scenery, diverse wildlife and rugged terrain.
Main Dune Mass Trail Great Sand Dunes National Monument A climb to the top of the tallest dune (not quite 750 feet from the base) takes about one hour. From the top you may gaze upon miles of picturesque topography.
Major Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Trail attractions are 6"-8" brookies and cutthroat trout in the lower section of the creek. No mountain lake is reached unless the divide is crossed to Brush Creek Lakes.
Massey Gulch Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail passes through an area of old timber harvesting and an area where the aspen forest was killed by a tent caterpillar infestation.
McKenzie Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The main attraction of this trail is the access to Crystal Lake. Fishing is reported to be excellent at Crystal Lake and the scenery along the trail is good.
Medano Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Medano Lake Trail begins just below Medano Pass. Starting in stand of spruce-fir, the trail rises moderately as it follows Medano Creek to Medano Lake. Medano Creek and Medano Lake offer the visitor good fishing possibilities.
Middle Fork Conejos River Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail follows the edge of an alpine meadow and offers a spectacular view of the Continental Divide with a glacial valley in the foreground.
Middle Fork Cut-Off Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail offers an alternative or circuit route to Machin Lake from the Middle Fork trail. It is steep and poorly marked; it has been staked for future reconstruction.
Middle Fork Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail provides a direct route to Machin Lake via the Middle Fork of Saguache Creek. Attractions are fishing in the lake and creeks, a waterfall midway, diverse wildlife, and excellent scenery.
Middle Frisco Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is very popular with horsemen during the big game hunting season. The trail starts in a mixed conifer/aspen stand and continues south along the Middle Frisco Creek until you reach Frisco Lakes.
Miners Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Scenery and solitude are available along this trail. Excellent views of white chalk like cliffs are present at the head of Miners Creek.
Montville Nature Trail Great Sand Dunes National Monument The Montville Nature Trail is a half mile loop that winds through a riparian ecosystem and into the Rio Grande National Forest. It is a self-guided hike that circles the lower portion of Mosca Canyon.
Mosca Pass Trail Great Sand Dunes National Monument From the Great Sand Dunes, Mosca Pass Trail begins from the Montville Parking Area. The trail follows Mosca Creek to the top of Mosca Pass.
Mosquito Lake Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail to the lake is very rough and difficult to discern at times and the singletrack section past the creek is hard to follow, but the view of the lake is worthwhile.
Music Pass Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is well-maintained and heavily used by hikers and horses. The trail functions mainly as an access route into Sand Creek from the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Range.
No Name Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The No Name Trail passes through wide subalpine meadows before reaching No Name Lake. The lake, set in a wide subalpine valley, supports trout and is a picturesque location for fishing, camping, and enjoying other backcountry activities.
North Crestone Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail offers excellent possibilities for extended backpacking or just a good day hike from the campground. Attractions are fishing the creek and lake, excellent scenery, waterfalls and opportunity to see bighorn sheep and occasionally bear.
North Crestone Loop Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail exists as a connector between Comanche Lake and the North Crestone drainage. The trail offers spectacular viewing near Phantom Terrace.
North Fork Conejos River Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is entirely within the boundaries of the South San Juan Wilderness Area. The trail rises steeply through several switchbacks and then back into a meadow, eventually viewing the Continental Divide.
North Fork Crestone Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is in good condition and offers numerous possibilities for circuit routes with other trails lasting from 2 days to a week. This route is a photographer's dream.
North Fork South Zapata Creek Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is a steep trail in very poor condition. This trail starts in dense forest and terminates above timberline.
North Rock Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is lightly used during most of the season. Suitable camping areas can be found along the trail. Beautiful views may be enjoyed at the top.
Notch Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Notch Trail is a fairly strenuous hike as it climbs steeply out of the Conejos River valley.
Palisade Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail goes north towards Blue Park and Long Park and is mostly used by hikers and hunters.
Picture Point Trail Great Sand Dunes National Monument The Picture Point Trail is located at the Visitor Center and begins to the north of the building. It is wheelchair accessible and has trailside interpretive exhibits.
Pinyon Flats Trail Great Sand Dunes National Monument This trail connects the main Dunes Parking Area with PiƱon Flats Campground.
Pole Creek Trail (Divide Ranger District) Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Take the short side trip from the trail to the creek to see a series of small waterfalls, natural arches and crystal clear pools on Pole Creek.
Pole Creek Trail (Saguache Ranger District) Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is not maintained since there is no public access and may be difficult to follow. An attraction is fishing in the lower part of the creek; the lake is not known to support any fish.
Pole Creek-Cataract Lake (Continental Divide/La GaritaTrail) Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail serves as a link between the Lost Trail Creek and Pole Creek drainages. The trail also provides access to the Continental Divide and Cataract Lake.
Raspberry Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
As there is no public access through private property, this trail is not recommended to the general public. Hunters use it during the big game hunting season, otherwise it gets very little use.
Red Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Beginning at an elevation of 10,300 feet, the Jarosa Trail follows La Manga Creek through subalpine forest and meadows, passing numerous beaver ponds popular to fishing. The mesa reaches an elevation bordering the alpine and subalpine ecosystems here.
Red Lakes Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Red Lake Trail climbs the La Manga Creek Valley to Jarosa Mesa. Red Lake, sitting in a bowl at the head of the Rito Colorado, is popular for fishing and camping.
Rito Alto Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail ascends a rugged, steep canyon with diverse vegetation and is well marked. Attractions are fishing in the creek and lake, and big game.
Roaring Fork Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Roaring Fork Trail mainly serves as an access route to Goose Creek. This trail only has a few, low quality, camping areas. Fishing in nearby Roaring Fork Creek is usually a poor experience.
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