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Purgatory Trail #511, CO

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 4.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,763 feet
Elevation Gain -1,079 feet
Accumulated Gain 335 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.22
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13  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
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19  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
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8  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
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40  2014-09-01
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15  2013-08-11 Al_HikesAZ
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author avatar Guides 16,883
Routes 16,068
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Sun  6:26am - 5:25pm
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This trail heads straight down on switchbacks, in forest, to where it opens up in the Purgatory Flats area on Cascade Creek. This is a popular area for overnight camping, or as a rest stop for those hikers going on to the Animas River Trail (see Animas River Trail Sheet #675). Plenty of water is available, but purification is recommended to avoid Giardia. It may also be necessary, depending on the time of the year, to ford Purgatory Creek to reach the flats.Purgatory Flats is a historical grazing area and cattle may be encountered at any time. It is also a good area for bird watching, and numerous species may be spotted from Spring until Fall.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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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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