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McQuaid Trail #631, CO

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,409 feet
Elevation Gain -125 feet
Accumulated Gain 313 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.79
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Preferred   Jun, Aug, Sep, Jul
Sun  5:04am - 7:17pm
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McQuaid Trail crosses the eastern foothills of the Buffalo Peaks. Hikers will encounter gentle rolling terrain comprised of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and quaking aspen. This is a great trail for almost everyone since there is very little elevation change.

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    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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    Map Drive

    To hike
    1. From Fairplay, take US Highway 285 south for about 15 miles to Forest Road 433 (Pony Park Road). Stay on this two-track, high clearance road for three miles to the trailhead.

    2. From Fairplay, take US Highway 285 south for 18 miles to Forest Road 435 (Salt Creek Road). Stay on this road, which is suitable for passenger cars, for about three miles to the trailhead.

    This trail is accessible June 15th-March 31st; however, it may be more difficult to access during the winter months.
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