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321 mi 516 km of trail 8 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 19 Trails Hard Trails 21 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Rio Grande National Forest - 8

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Favorite Climbing Middle Frisco with a trail buddy.
Intermediate/Difficult

Middle Frisco Trail #879

12.6 mi 20.3 km 2,484' Up 757.25 m Up 2,483' Down 756.93 m Down

Del Norte, CO
Favorite This trail needs some tires on it!
Intermediate/Difficult

Carson Continental Divide Epic

95.5 mi 153.7 km 7,977' Up 2431.48 m Up 11,044' Down 3366.2 m Down

Conejos, CO
Favorite Shredding a steep, rooty section of Miner's Creek.
Difficult

Snow Mesa to Miner's Creek

16.7 mi 26.8 km 1,686' Up 513.99 m Up 3,550' Down 1082 m Down

Lake City, CO
Favorite Approach to CT high point
Difficult

Cataract Ridge Backcountry

38.0 mi 61.2 km 6,272' Up 1911.84 m Up 6,619' Down 2017.32 m Down

Lake City, CO
Favorite The plunging escarpment off Bristol Head (12706'). The road to Creede, Colo., is in the distance.
Intermediate

Bristol Head

15.4 mi 24.7 km 1,753' Up 534.39 m Up 1,753' Down 534.39 m Down

Creede, CO
Favorite Old La Garita Stock Driveway sign. The name seems to have changed.
Difficult

Penitente Canyon Trails - Boot Mountain Loop

45.6 mi 73.4 km 5,212' Up 1588.5 m Up 5,219' Down 1590.89 m Down

Center, CO
Favorite Bristol Head Peak through the trees.
Easy

FSR 523/524

14.1 mi 22.7 km 2,085' Up 635.4 m Up 2,080' Down 633.89 m Down

Creede, CO
Favorite On the trail looking N.
Intermediate

CDT South - HWY 17 to NM Border

6.0 mi 9.7 km 889' Up 271.06 m Up 891' Down 271.68 m Down

Conejos, CO

Trails in Rio Grande National Forest - 37

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18.4 mi 29.5 km #1CT - Segment 24 Detour: Weminuche Wilderness Bypass
Intermediate
Silverton, CO
Intermediate
Silverton, CO
5.4 mi 8.8 km #2Snow Mesa
Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult
Lake City, CO
17.6 mi 28.3 km #3CT - Segment 22: Spring Creek Pass to Carson Saddle
Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult
Lake City, CO
11.2 mi 18.1 km #4Miner's Creek
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
Creede, CO
16.0 mi 25.8 km #5CT - Segment 23: Carson Saddle to Stony Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
24.2 mi 38.9 km #6CDT: Cumbres Pass to Lagunitas (NM section 31)
Intermediate
Conejos, CO
Intermediate
Conejos, CO
7.9 mi 12.7 km #7Deep Creek #806
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
Creede, CO
4.7 mi 7.6 km #8Silver Mountain Trail #704
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
10.6 mi 17.1 km #9La Garita Creek Trail #793
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Beaver Mountain Connector
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #11Aspen Tunnel
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
6.9 mi 11.1 km #12West Alder Creek #798
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
Creede, CO
10.8 mi 17.4 km #13Trout Creek Trail #831
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
7.1 mi 11.4 km #14Pole Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
7.5 mi 12.1 km #15West Frisco Trail #850
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
3.6 mi 5.8 km #16Inspiration Point Trail #789
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
Creede, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km #17Colorado Trail: Stony Pass to West Pole Creek Trail
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO
29.8 mi 47.9 km #18La Garita Stock Driveway Trail #787
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
5.3 mi 8.5 km #19Beaver Mountain #933
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km #20West Pole Creek Trail
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO

Photos of Rio Grande National Forest - 84

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Climbing Middle Frisco with a trail buddy.
Jun 26, 2017 near Del Norte, CO
The descent makes a great reward and has every one excited. Descending from San Francisco Lakes.
Jun 26, 2017 near Del Norte, CO
Shredding a steep, rooty section of Miner's Creek.
Jul 30, 2014 near Creede, CO
Approaching the tree-line on the Middle Frisco Trail.
Jun 26, 2017 near Del Norte, CO
Approach to CT high point
Jul 27, 2020 near Lake City, CO
Silver Creek starts with a series of switchbacks
Oct 5, 2013 near Saguache, CO
Bristol Head Peak through the trees.
Sep 23, 2013 near Creede, CO
The way back is more fun
Jun 24, 2018 near Del Norte, CO