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Piedra River Trail #596, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > Southwest
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Distance Round Trip 11.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,585 feet
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Jun
Sun  6:48am - 4:58pm
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15.0 mi
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Middle Mountain Trail #654
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5.5 mi
164 ft
Devil Mountain Trail #600
4.9 mi away
8.1 mi
2,129 ft
Lower Weminuche Trail #595
5.4 mi away
7.1 mi
395 ft
Devil Creek Trail #603
5.7 mi away
5.0 mi
104 ft
Fourmile Stock Drive Trail #569
6.8 mi away
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5,321 ft
Coldwater Stock Drive Trail #598
7.1 mi away
5.5 mi
1,507 ft
Piedra Area Trails
7.2 mi away
67.0 mi
Baldy Mountain Trail #536
7.3 mi away
5.6 mi
3,021 ft
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This is an excellent trail any time of the year offering something for every type of outdoor enthusiast. The trail journeys through a great mix of river canyon, meadows, and forest. Wildlife viewing, whitewater rafting, fishing, backpacking, bird watching, wildflower admiring and ample photography opportunities are to be found along this 11.2 mile long trail. The first couple of miles from each trailhead are relatively busy. However, if you venture into the inner stretches of this trail it is possible to find great solitude. In the winter months this is one of the only easily accessible trailheads. The first few miles provide a great snow shoeing or winter hiking excursion in a relatively friendly environment. If you continue on however, this trail becomes a serious undertaking in the winter months. The trail ends at the end of First Fork Road (FDR 662) at the First Fork Trailhead; this trailhead is not accessible in the winter months.

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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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