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First Fork Trail #727, CO

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 3.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,881 feet
Elevation Gain 1,610 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,610 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 8.67
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Routes 15,964
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Preferred   Jun, Sep, Aug, Jul
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First Fork Trail #727 is a 3.3 mile one way hike with 1,610 feet elevation gain. Located 9 miles northeast of Durango Colorado. June and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.


This trail is excellent during late spring through mid-fall, due to its relatively low elevation and southeast-facing slopes. The trail winds through timber on the lower section, but opens up farther along the trail. The trail follows a stream, which is crossed several times. Water availability is not a problem, but all water should be purified, due to problems with Giardia. This trail is excellent for viewing the fall colors of the Gambel oak and aspen trees. It is not uncommon to see large game such as elk and mule deer in the First Fork/Missionary Ridge Trail areas.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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