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Lakes of the Clouds Trail #1349, CO

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 4.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,326 feet
Elevation Gain 2,326 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,357 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.25
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:47am - 4:48pm
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Lakes of the Clouds Trail #1349 is a 4.4 mile one way hike with 2,357 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 54 miles west of Pueblo Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.

The Lakes of the Clouds trail follows Swift Creek for about four miles to the lowest lake. Another access (favored by horse back riders) is the Short Creek trail. This trailhead is about another mile north of Swift Creek as you follow the Rainbow trail. This trail has a lot less rocks and is a longer but gentler climb than the Swift Creek trail. The lowest lake is about 4 miles from the trailhead at the Rainbow Trail and Swift Creek. The trail is easy for hiking, and 4.2 miles in length. These trails are in the Sangre de Christo Wilderness area.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.


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

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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.

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    Access via Gibson Creek….from Westcliffe; follow Highway 69 north to CR #170, follow this dirt road about 5 miles and turn left at the Forest Service sign for Gibson Ck.. Take a right at the next sign and you’ll be on CR #172, follow this to the end of the road (about 3 miles) to get to the Gibson Ck parking area. The access trail to the Rainbow is on the north end of the parking area and goes west about 200 yards until it meets with the Rainbow Trail. The Lakes of the Clouds trailhead (junction with Rainbow Trail) is 1 mile north.
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