Overview: The Calico Trail is comprised of two sections, the Upper and Lower Calico Trails. The lower portion of the trail (TR645) is accessed via the Priest Gulch Trailhead. The most northerly portion (TR208) is referred to as the Upper Calico Trail; this portion of the trail is part of the National Recreation Trail (NRT) system. The Calico Trial is a multi-use single track route. Trail use includes day hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and dirt bike riding. The trail makes its way over and around several peaks, as well as along fairly long stretches of narrow ridgelines with spectacular sweeping views. Starting elevation is 10,260 (Calico Trailhead). Highest elevation is 12,150 (Sockrider Peak). Ending elevation is 8,050 (Priest Gulch Trailhead).
This is a difficult hike. It would be insane to attempt this entire hike without prior experience hiking.
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.