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Horn Creek Trail #1342, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > South
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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 4.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 10 feet
Elevation Gain 2,771 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,777 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 14.05
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Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  5:49am - 6:01pm
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Follows Horn Creek and is 4.6 miles long. It accesses the Horn Lakes. The trail is hard for hiking.

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This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.

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    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.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Horn Creek Trail #1342
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    This is the last of my alpine lakes, after a brief interruption for big hills. It was meant as an overnighter, but a front was moving in from the west and was more successful in cresting the range than I hoped. The hike in was cloudy and cool, through thick woods. Elk were bugling all the way, but nobody else was around to hear them.

    The sun broke through as I reached the treeline, giving hope for a pleasant afternoon. Some of the lakes were dry, but the big one rippled blue in the wind. A coyote fled from the shore as I approached. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that the sun was shining in from above the rain clouds, which suddenly burst like a black curtain over the lip of the cirque, pelting me with rain and hail. Being so exposed, I decided to hike right back out at almost a run.

    I felt much safer once I was well down into the trees, and the rain let up a bit now and then. I toyed with the idea of camping at the TH, but it was cold and I decided to go back Salida and embark on new wanderings. I'm glad I did, because it ended up raining for almost two days.

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    Take Highway 69 south from Westcliffe to County Road 140(Schoolfield Lane). Turn right on CR 140 and travel to CR 129(Macey Lane). Turn left on CR 129 and travel to CR 130(Horn Road). Turn right on CR 130 and follow CR 130 till it ends at the Horn Creek Trailhead.
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