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Recommended Routes in Rio Grande National Forest - 9

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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 Above the trail looking S at the CDT towards the village of Chama.
Difficult

CDT North: HWY 17 to South San Juan Wilderness Border

22.8 mi 36.6 km 3,041' Up 926.9 m Up 3,041' Down 926.85 m Down

Conejos, CO
Favorite On the trail looking N.
Intermediate

CDT South: HWY 17 to NM Border

6.0 mi 9.6 km 795' Up 242.22 m Up 795' Down 242.36 m Down

Conejos, CO
Favorite La Garita Creek meadow.
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

Rio Grande National Forest Biking

  • 615 Miles 989 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 22 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 23 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Rio Grande National Forest - 42

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5.4 mi 8.8 km #1Snow Mesa
Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult
Lake City, CO
16.0 mi 25.8 km #2CT - Segment 23: Carson Saddle to Stony Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
7.9 mi 12.7 km #3Deep Creek #806
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
Creede, CO 10 
24.2 mi 38.9 km #4CDT: Cumbres Pass to Lagunitas (NM section 31)
Intermediate
Conejos, CO
Intermediate
Conejos, CO
17.6 mi 28.3 km #5CT - Segment 22: Spring Creek Pass to Carson Saddle
Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult
Lake City, CO
11.2 mi 18.1 km #6Miner's Creek
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
Creede, CO
4.7 mi 7.6 km #7Silver Mountain Trail #704
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
12.3 mi 19.8 km #8Bachelor Loop Route
Intermediate
Creede, CO
Intermediate
Creede, CO
29.8 mi 47.9 km #9La Garita Stock Driveway Trail #787
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
10.8 mi 17.4 km #10Trout Creek Trail #831
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO

Photos of Rio Grande National Forest - 90

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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
Approach to CT high point
Jul 27, 2020 near Lake City, CO
Approaching the tree-line on the Middle Frisco Trail.
Jun 26, 2017 near Del Norte, CO
Above the trail looking S at the CDT towards the village of Chama.
Oct 18, 2020 near Conejos, CO
In a saddle overlooking Cataract Lake.
Aug 8, 2014 near Silverton, CO
Bristol Head Peak through the trees.
Sep 23, 2013 near Creede, CO