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Telegraph

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (25)

The standard trail for accessing the rest of the Telegraph trail system from Horse gulch.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Singletrack

7,531' 2,295 m

High

6,989' 2,130 m

Low

564' 172 m

Up

226' 69 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

From the Meadow Loop, you'll come across a sign post and junction marking the beginning of the Telegraph trail. This trail is fairly steep with some obstacles and executes one giant switchback with great views of Horse Gulch and the La Plata Mountains the whole way up.

Eventually it reaches a bench at the top, from which you can descend back into Horse gulch via Anasazi Descent, or take Telegraph 2 or Crites Connect to access many other trails in Carbon Junction or Big Canyon.

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Shared By:

Patrick Yarbrough

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  3.8 from 25 votes

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A rapid descent that's super fun! Un descente rapide et bien fun!
Dec 24, 2015 near Durango, CO
Views and artifacts from the Telegraph trail.
Sep 10, 2015 near Durango, CO
Vista from the Telegraph Trail
Sep 10, 2015 near Durango, CO
At the high point of Telegraph Trail.
Sep 12, 2014 near Durango, CO
Beautiful views of Durango from the Telegraph Trail!
Sep 10, 2015 near Durango, CO

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