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North Brush Creek Trail #1356, CO

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8 feet
Elevation Gain 3,934 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,104 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 20.68
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:41am - 4:52pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Brush Creek Lakes
1.5 mi away
8.0 mi
2,100 ft
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Trails
1.5 mi away
180.0 mi
South Brush Creek Trail #1355
3.9 mi away
4.6 mi
3,676 ft
Silver Lake Trail #1354
4.6 mi away
0.8 mi
497 ft
Cloverdale Basin
5.0 mi away
6.0 mi
Crossover Trail #1352
5.4 mi away
5.6 mi
1,796 ft
Texas Creek Trail #1350
5.5 mi away
3.2 mi
2,303 ft
Lakes of the Clouds Trail #1349
6.6 mi away
4.4 mi
2,357 ft
Big Cottonwood Creek
6.6 mi away
10.0 mi
4,000 ft
Cotton Creek
7.7 mi away
16.0 mi
2,800 ft
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This trail is easy for hiking. This trail accesses the Brush lakes.

The areas close to the lakes show signs of heavy use in the past years, These lakes get significant use on weekends and holidays in the summer months.


Fishing success is fair at these lakes.

The Crossover- trail climbs above the uppermost Brush Lake (to the southwest), drops over in to South Branch and eventually gets over to South Brush via Banjo Lake. This route is shown on the San Isabel National Forest Map, and is not a maintained or well defined trail. Skills in backcountry map reading and orienteering are necessary to follow the Crossover-trail.

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

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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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    To hike
    From Westcliffe take Hwy 69 North to just north of Hillside and turn onto Lake Creek Road # 198. Follow the dirt road for about two miles, turn left at the Forest Service sign for Brush Lakes. The road is very rocky but is negotiable in a 2-wheel drive vehicle. Take this road all the way to the end (that is where the trailhead is and also the Rainbow Trail). Please be aware that you are traveling through private property on this section of road. This is also an access location for the South Brush trail.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Mar 10 2010 12:15 am
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