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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Fourmile Creek, CO

CO > San Luis Valley
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 11.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,208 feet
Elevation Gain 2,456 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,273 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 5.5
Kokopelli Seeds 28.27
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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10  2017-10-08 arizona_water
11  2017-05-26
Fourmile Falls
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6  2015-07-26
Fourmile Lake Loop
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22  2010-07-12 azmike
Author arizona_water
author avatar Guides 9
Routes 118
Photos 1,079
Trips 118 map ( 1,371 miles )
Age 29 Male Gender
Location Salt River Valley
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct → Early
Seasons   Summer to Autumn
Sun  5:21am - 7:06pm
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Likely In-Season!
Overview
Fourmile Creek is a fun and moderately challenging hike north Pagosa Springs, CO. The hike can be done without snow, as early as late June and as late as November. The trail passes several large waterfalls and ends at a mountain lake, with the option of continuing to an alpine lake at 11,670ft.


Hike
Starting at the Fourmile Trailhead, an obvious trail marker leads N/NE through an aspen grove. The trail is easy to follow but may be overrun with snowmelt and mud depending on the time of year.

Camping
There are great backpacking options from this trail. You can camp at either Lower or Upper Fourmile Lakes, maintaining wilderness restrictions of camping no closer than 200ft from a water source.

Layout
4.35-miles along Fourmile Stock Drive Trail #569. Left on Anderson Trail #579 1.1-miles to Fourmile Lake. Then 0.2-miles off-trail along the creek to Upper Fourmile Lake.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

Note
This is a moderately difficult hike.

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2020-06-28 arizona_water
    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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    Directions
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    To Fourmile Trailhead
    From Pagosa Springs, take 5th Street north. The road becomes FR400/Fourmile Road. Continue on this road for 13 miles. The road ends at the marked trailhead.

    From Denver (I-25 & I-70) - 5 h 29 min (292 miles)
    From Pueblo (I-25 & US 50) - 4 h 16 min (225 miles)
    From Grand Junction (I-70 & US 6) - 5 h 20 min (249 miles)
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