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McQuaid Trail No. 631

Contact Info
Fairplay, CO 80440

Phone:
719-836-2031
Basics
Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9500 feet
Elevation Range:
9000 feet to 9500 feet
Elevation Change:
-500 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

This trail crosses the rolling Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, and Aspen country of the eastern foothills of the Buffalo Peaks.

It makes for a nice day hike and also provides a biking connection through this country, with the Midland Trail and Buena Vista to the south, and a trail system that reaches to Breckenridge to the north.

Backcountry water is available at both ends and the middle of the trail.

Details

Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9500
Elevation Range:
9000 feet to 9500
Elevation Change:
-500
Season:
Year Round

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Access from the north is FDR 433, approximately 3 miles from US 285. The southern access is FDR 435, approximately 3 miles from US 285.


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