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Greens Creek Trail No. 1412

Contact Info
Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
325 Rainbow Blvd.
Salida, CO 81201

Phone:
719-539-3591
Basics
Length:
6.8 miles
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
5 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9000 feet
Elevation Range:
9000 feet to 11505 feet
Elevation Change:
2505 feet
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

This trail offers a variety of scenery in its passage to the Continental Divide. The trail follows the creek with several beaver ponds located along the way. A small shelterhouse is located 6 miles up the trail.

Details

Length:
6.8 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
5 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9000
Elevation Range:
9000 feet to 11505
Elevation Change:
2505
Season:
Summer to Fall
Additional Details:

Backpackers should set up camp away from the trail and avoid camping near the stream to prevent damage to wetlands areas. If a campfire is necessary, keep the fire small and make sure it is fully extinguished before leaving camp. All trash must be packed out.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Poncha Springs, travel west on Highway 50 for approximately 2 miles. Turn left on County Road 220 and travel west on this road for about 1.75 miles to the junction with CR 221. CR 221 travel southwest for approximately 2 miles to the trailhead. A small parking area is located on the right side of the road with the trailhead situated just past the parking area along Greens Creek. CR 221 continues up a steep, winding four-wheel drive road to the Cinderella South Mine. Do not attempt this road without four-wheel drive.


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