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Ute Creek Trail No. 629

Contact Info
Fairplay, CO 80440

Phone:
719-836-2031
Basics
Length:
4 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8750 feet
Elevation Range:
8750 feet to 11200 feet
Elevation Change:
2450 feet
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

From the parking area, the trail crosses a footbridge over Tarryall Creek and begins the climb to Bison Pass. The begins climbing at a moderate grade, but increases to a continuous steep grade before reaching Bison Pass. On a warm summer day, take extra water with you due to the steep grade. On the trail, water is not readily available, so bring plenty along.

Details

Length:
4 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8750
Elevation Range:
8750 feet to 11200
Elevation Change:
2450
Season:
Spring to Fall
Additional Details:

The Ute Creek Trail provides access for climbing Bison Peak and McCurdy Mountain, as well as to several extended loops into the Lost Creek Wilderness, and provides a short route to some of the high country vistas found along the ridge between Bison Peak and McCurdy Park. Because the trail is almost entirely in designated wilderness, Wilderness regulations apply.

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