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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Round Mountain Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Along a very rough surface, at an average grade of 10%, this climb is difficult, so be prepared.
San Isabel Lake Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail serves as a loop to San Isabel Lake from the North Fork Crestone Trail. It has numerous steep switchbacks. The main attraction is San Isabel Lake for fishing and camping.
San Isabel Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail follows San Isabel Creek through stands of aspen and fir to its junction with the lake trail. Attractions are fishing in the creek and lake, access to other alpine trails and lakes, and big game.
Sand Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is very popular due to its easy access and variety of hiking opportunities and scenery. Attractions are fishing in the Sand Creek lakes and small pools in Sand Creek and the excellent scenery.
Sawmill Gulch Trail (Divide Ranger District) Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The main attraction of this trail is the access to Crystal Lake. Good camping areas are generally not available until reaching the McKenzie Park area approximately 3.3 miles from the Miners Creek Road.
South Crestone Lake Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail offers the opportunity for a long day trip or a pleasant overnight trip. The trail is well marked and maintained.
South Fork Rock Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
South Rock Creek Trail is lightly used and offers spectacular views from the top. Wildflowers, when in bloom, are prolific. The trail is rated as easy, with an occasional moderately difficult stretch.
South Fork Trail (Divide Ranger District) Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is entirely within the Weminuche Wilderness and the main attractions are the Continental Divide and Spruce Lakes.
South Fork Trail (Saguache Ranger District) Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is easy to follow and offers several possibilities for circuit routes. Attractions are fishing in the creek, observing big game, and accessing higher country in the wilderness.
South Saguache Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is easy to follow and offers several possibilities for circuit routes. Attractions are fishing in the creek, big game, and easy access to higher country in the wilderness.
Spruce Lakes Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is within the Weminuche Wilderness. Fishing and sightseeing are popular attractions for recreationists visiting this area. Camping is recommended in an open park close to the trailhead.
Squaw Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail primarily parallels Squaw Creek from Thirty Mile Campground to the Continental Divide. Good fishing is possible along Squaw Creek and nice camping areas are easy to find along the trail.
Squaw Lake Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Squaw Lake Trail lies deep within the Weminuche Wilderness. Good access to the Continental Divide is available on this trail. Pleasant camping areas are available.
Tewksberry Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Tewksberry Trail makes a gentle ascent over scenic Meadow Pass between Cattle Mountain and Demijohn Peak. This trail is not used excessively by hikers which gives the opportunity for solitude.
Texas Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Texas Creek Trail is lightly used and provides access to the popular Ruby Lake area and Trout Lake. From Big Ruby Lake either this trail or Red Lakes Trail (#889) will provide access to Red Lakes and Trout Lake.
Trout Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Forest Service planned to relocate this trail around private property. The new trailhead will be near the South Fork community, so the tail will probably get much more use in the future.
Upper Sand Creek Lake Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is very popular due to its easy access and variety of hiking opportunities and scenery. Riding or hiking across the Sand Dunes National Monument is possible along the eastern foothills; however, there is no water and infrequent shade.
Ute Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is the major access route into the vast Ute Basin Area. Four major fishable lakes sit in the beautiful basin. The Ute Trail is a popular route with Weminuche Wilderness visitors.
Ute Lake Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
After departing from the main Ute Trail, this trail immediately crosses Middle Ute Creek and proceeds up an open meadow. It meets the Continental Divide Trail immediately above Ute Lake.
Venable Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail exists as a connector between the North Crestone drainage and Venable Lakes. The trail travels mostly alpine vegetation and rugged high terrain.
Wason -Wheeler Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Excellent views of Creede and several historic mines provided along the first 2.0 miles of this trail. Breathtaking scenery is enjoyed while standing at Inspiration Point.
Weminuche Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Weminuche Trail provides quick and easy access to the Continental Divide. From Thirty Mile Campground, the trail allows a hiker to be at Weminuche Pass after an easy 4 hour trip.
West Bear Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The upper portion of the trail shows evidence of the old sawmills used in the early 1900's. Please check with the Divide Ranger District for trail conditions prior to your trip.
West Bellows Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Opportunities for good fishing exist along West Bellows Creek, but camping areas are rare in this drainage. Views of spectacular cliffs and rugged country can be seen while hiking up the narrow canyon.
West Frisco Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
West Frisco Trail goes all the way to Bennett Mountain, which is 13,203 in elevation. Spectacular views and a diversity of scenery abound on this trail.
West Lost Trail Creek Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Beautiful views of Pole Mountain and vast panoramic views are possible once a hiker begins approaching the Continental Divide. This trail provides the shortest access to Cataract Lake from the Rio Grande River drainage.
West Pole Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Excellent views and an excellent assortment of wildflowers can be found in the West Pole Drainage. Few people hike in the West Pole Area. Hiking this trail is basically a cross-country type experience.
West Ute Creek Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is the main access route to West Ute Lake and is an easy to hike along West Ute Creek. The trail travels up a steady, steep climb through the old-growth spruce fir below West Ute Lake.
Whale Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail is well marked once the trailhead is passed. It offers access to the Palmer Mesa area from Saguache Park. Attractions are fishing in the creek and big game hunting.
Wild Cherry Creek Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail offers the opportunity for a long day trip or a pleasant overnight. Attractions are the easy access, fishing in the lake, and big game.
Willow Lake Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail offers the opportunity for a long day trip or an extended trip.
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