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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.
Bachelor Historic Loop Tour Interpretive Site Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This tour is a self-guided interpretive vehicle loop 16 1/2 miles long that will take you through a portion of the historic Creede mining district.
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.
Beartown Road Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This scenic, remote and primitive road that is a fairly popular side trip off the Stony Pass Road (Forest Road 520) between Creede and Silverton.
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.
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.
Bristol Head Peak Road 532 Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
From the head of Bristol Head Peak, a magnificent panoramic view of the entire region exists for miles in summer and winter.
Buffalo Pass Campground Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The campground is near dirt Forest Roads 791 and 792. It is also an area for big game hunting.
Carson Road 518 Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This road affords magnificent views of distant meadows, mountains, and other terrain features with its high point being 13,100 feet.
Conejos River Road - FR 250 Scenic Drive Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Forest Road 250 is a graded dirt road that follows the Conejos River from Highway 17 to Platoro, crosses Stunner Pass, and then descends to the San Luis Valley along the Alamosa River.
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 - 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 - 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.
Crystal Lake Road 532a Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is a short (2.5 miles) scenic primitive road that leads to Crystal Lake. This five-acre lake usually provides fair to good catches of rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout.
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 Willow Creek Road Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This 5.1 mile road begins up West Willow Creek Road and much of the land along the road is private property, but you will see the old Creede townsite.
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.
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.
Four Mile Four-Wheel Drive Road Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This road provides a jeep road between Saguache Park and the Luders Creek area. Water is available in several streams along the way. Saguache Park is a very large dry park with several fishable streams.
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.
Heart Lake Road 518.1b Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Vehicle access ends on a flat bench overlooking Heart Lake which lies down in a bowl just below timberline. Good trout fishing and beautiful mountain scenery greets any visitor.
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.
Jarosa Mesa Primitive Road Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This primitive road begins at Spring Creek Pass (10,898 feet elevation) within Spring Creek Pass Campground. The entire length of the Jarosa Mesa Primitive Road (approximately 8.6 miles) follows along the Continental Divide.
Kerber Creek Road Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Stay on the trail and do not walk around near the sites, as the hills are pock marked with abandoned mine shafts. But appreciating the history of the area can be accomplished by observing the old buildings from the road.
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.
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.
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.
Luders Creek Campground Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The road leading to the campground is itself of historical significance. It was one of the famous toll roads leading west from Saguache built by Otto Mears.
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.
Nelson Mountain Primitive Road Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The last half of the road traverses a beautiful subalpine park at timberline. Other than being a scenic, high mountain jeep road, the route offers no other extraordinary or distinctive attractions.
North Clear Creek Road 510 Scenic Drive Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This scenic mountain drive is on a gravel road which provides access to South Clear Creek Campground, North Clear Creek Campground and North Clear Creek Falls Overlook.
North Long Ridge Primitive Road Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is a short, 3.8 mile easy jeep road, which primarily provides fishing access to Clear Creek via two short spur roads located along it.
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.
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-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.
Pool Table Road Scenic Drive Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Scenic views of the Rio Grande River Valley are visible for the first few miles of the trip. Road climbs through spruce/fir and aspen timber to beautiful rolling, grassy, subalpine parks.
Poso Campground Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Mountain Biking, fishing, four-wheel driving and big game hunting can all be accessed from Poso Family campground.
Regan Lake (House Canyon) Road 521 Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is an easy, short (4.8 miles), dead-end jeep road which primarily provides fishing access to Regan Lake (91.5 acres).
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.
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.
Silver Mountain Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail passes through stands of every type of tree found on the Conejos Peak District. Beautiful vistas can be seen from the trail as it passes by Silver Mountain.
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.
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.
Stony Pass Road 520 Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is a scenic and remote primitive road that is a popular route between the historic mining towns of Creede and Silverton. Numerous mining claims, mines, and associated structures are found along the route.
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.
Tobacco Lake Trail (#719) Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Tobacco Lake Trail is one route that visitors can follow to climb Conejos Peak.
Ute Pass Loop Four-Wheel Drive Road Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The valley views while climbing Ute Pass are beautiful. The portion of the road north of Ute Pass is narrow, winding, and boulder strewn and best suited for mountain bike, ATV and motorcycle use.
Valdez Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is a lightly used trail. Water is not available along this trail.
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.
West Chama Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The West Chama Trail provides access to upper Chama Basin, an area of virgin spruce-fir forests surrounding steep and colorful volcanic cliffs. Waterfalls tumbling over the cliffs can be seen from almost any vantage point.
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.
Wheeler Geologic Area Four-Wheel Drive Road Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This scenic, remote primitive road is a popular route into the Wheeler Geologic Area. While the road is relatively level, it is rough, roundabout, and very slow, with much of the roadbed made up of embedded rocks.
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