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Fourmile Falls, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > San Luis Valley
4 of 5 by 2
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 7.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,209 feet
Elevation Gain 768 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,265 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 18.43
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10  2017-10-08
Fourmile Creek Trail
11  2017-05-26 friendofThunderg
6  2015-07-26
Fourmile Lake Loop
19  2014-12-06 MtnBart01
30  2013-06-06 cwardle
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    Fourmile Falls
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    We celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day with a road trip to Pagosa Springs. The main goal was to observe autumnal colors and soak in hot springs. But we managed to fit in this nice hike!

    The original plan was to hike up the Fourmile Creek Trail and take the Anderson all the way back to the TH, making this a nice 14-15 mile loop. Our group was tired from the night before, so we decided on a 10.5 mile out and back to Lower Fourmile Lake. Once we arrived at the lake, I solo scrambled/hiked up to Upper Fourmile Lake while the rest of the group took lunch at the lower one. On my scramble, I saw a bear and quite a few marmots (they're so happy!).

    The trail is in good condition and relatively easy to follow. There were quite a few sections that were muddy or submersed in running water from recent rains! There was also a few inches of snow last week on Pagosa peak. It was free of snow on our hike, so I hypothesized that some of the excess water running down the trail was from the recent snow melt.

    I normally prefer to avoid out-and-backs, but this trail sustained amazing views through beautiful mixed forests and alpine environments.
    Fourmile Falls
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    A little early in the season, but the falls were flowing nicely. We hiked past the upper set of falls, but were eventually turned away by some pretty deep snow around 10,200 feet. No chance for the Anderson Trail loop, which was kind of expected. There was a ton of deadfall on the trail, however a trail crew has cleared the trail to the wilderness boundary, but after that there are a couple of annoying spots. The creek crossings were a little high, but we stayed dry. We really enjoyed both falls and the basin where they were located was very scenic, especially with some significant snow still lingering. A great hike to kick off our trip to Colorado and we beat the crowds, did not see anyone on trails until long into our way back.

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