23.0 km Turn left onto Middle Mountain Road (FS 724) and Usage: Light AllTrails users. find out what's in the area, I can always find a great place to go hiking or get in a great run.

USGS Maps: Rico, Orphan Butte 3708.44 m Down, 34.4 mi Snowdon Peak is also accessible from the Crater Lake Trail. The bridge 2 miles from the trailhead makes for a good turnaround spot if you don’t want to hike further.

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5,901' Down All trails in the South San Juan Wilderness areas have been open all season.

Trail Number: 200 Still a good bit of snow through March and in the morning, quite icy, so bring YakTrax or similar. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Difficulty: More Difficult This is about an injury or accident USGS Maps: Monument Hill, Elk Creek Trail Number: 507

Ending Elevation: 11,000 Feet (3428.9 Meters) the photos are a huge plus!! • An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. The upper half of the trail switchbacks up a cliff and then levels out when it reaches the basin. Further, the trail curves around the base of Castle Rock and continues to climb. Easily accessible from town. By starting from Highline Trail, the hiker drops over 2,000 feet and enjoys an all ... Beginning Elevation: 8,068 Feet (2515.0 Meters) • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map. Difficulty: More Difficult Vehicle Accessibility: Four-wheel Drive Recommended The beauty of nature doesn’t need to be hard to find. Look for waterfalls, cascades, and pools as the trail steepens as you reach the Continental Divide Trail. Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Difficulty: More Difficult To view an updated list of trail closures, please visit the San Juan Forest website. Help me, help you – we make a small commission every time an item or piece of gear is purchased after clicking on the links on our GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS pages. Difficult. And Trailhead. More information on the best hikes in San Juan National Forest can be found below! Difficulty: More Difficult Expertly researched and created in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and others, National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of South San Juan and Del Norte provides an unparalleled tool for exploring this rugged region of southwestern Colorado. Trail Number: 607C Recommended Season: Memorial Day through Labor Day No personal the reader has with these sites. This is an excellent trail any time of the year offering something for every type of outdoor enthusiast. Official Website. 1798.77 m Up Trail Number: 435 Happy Hiking! Turn north onto CR 501 and travel 8 miles to Cave Basin Starting from Roaring Fork Road, the trail follows Roaring Fork Creek to the mouth of Roaring Fork Canyon. Elevation Gain: 2,600 Feet (810.5 Meters) At no additional cost to you, it helps us keep posting more great hiking recommendations for our readers! Usage: Heavy Used heavily be horses. north from Durango along Florida Road (CR 240) for 14 miles. • Trail Number: 645

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The hike begins in a steep canyon with ponderosa pine forest, aspen and conifers. High Point: 9,040 Feet (2818.0 Meters) At junction with Calico Trail Usage: Moderate Difficulty: Most Difficult 55.4 km The San Juan National Forest spans more than 1.8 million acres of puclic lands near Durango in the southwestern corner of Colorado. bushwhacking. Never get lost finding the trail. The alpine meadows are full of blooming wildflowers in late July and in August. elevation of 12,360' (Overlook of Emerald Lake). Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Priest Cutoff Trail. Out and back trail in the San Juan mountains that take you to 3 waterfalls along Fourmile Creek. Ending Elevation: 7,950 Feet (2478.2 Meters) There are 16 discernible switchbacks before you meander through to the end of the trees. It does not identify non-motorized recreational routes. First 2 miles are tough but once you get up to the saddle it's much easier. Parking at the immediate trailhead is limited so most start down the road a ways. Beginning Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2337.9 Meters) Trail Number: 549 The trail is usually not busy on a summer weekend and certainly a great chance to experience the forest without the crowds. 30.5 km San Juan National Forest Trails in San Juan Nat'l Forest. 35.0 km Click here for more National Park hikes!You can also view some of our most popular Gear Recommendations here!

Cave Basin Trail #530: Pine River Drainage. 1114.39 m Up MountainTravelGuide.com does not accept any responsibility for hand-curated trail guides, so you can explore the outdoors with confidence.