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Iron Chest 4X4 Trail, CO

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Distance One Way 2.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 10,065 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins, Historic, Seasonal Creek, Perennial Creek & Peak
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173  2011-08-06 TM1ssKDMac
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:51am - 4:50pm
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Poplar Gulch Trail #1436
0.2 mi away
5.8 mi
2,300 ft
Grizzly Lake 4X4 Trail
0.2 mi away
2.6 mi
1,217 ft
Tincup Pass to Boss Lake - CT CW04
3.7 mi away
15.9 mi
2,738 ft
Pomeroy Lake Trail #1437
3.8 mi away
0.8 mi
204 ft
Boulder Peak 4X4 Trail
Boulder Peak 4X4 Trail
3.9 mi away
5.0 mi
2,500 ft
Mount Antero Trail
4.2 mi away
9.2 mi
3,300 ft
Baldwin Lake 4X4 Trail
4.2 mi away
Emma Burr Mountain
4.3 mi away
4.4 mi
1,384 ft
Alpine Tunnel Trail
4.4 mi away
2.8 mi
591 ft
Browns Lake 4X4 Trail
Browns Lake 4X4 Trail
5.5 mi away
3.6 mi
73 ft
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Iron Chest 4X4 Trail is a 2.7 mile one way 4x4 trip with 1,956 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 33 miles east-northeast of Gunnison Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this trip. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: Iron Chest 4X4 Trail is an extremely rough trail that will take you from St. Elmo to the Iron Chest Mine.

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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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    From Colorado Springs on I-25 take take Hwy 24 west towards Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. Continue for 90 miles to the junction of HWY 24 and HWY 285 just south of Buena Vista. Turn south on HWY 285 towards Salida and continue for 5.6 miles to county road 162 (Chalk Creek Drive). Turn west on Chalk Creek Drive and continue for 15.7 miles towards Mount Princeton Hot Springs and St. Elmo to the start of the Grizzly lake 4X4 Trail just up the hill from St. Elmo at (38.702459 -106.346272).
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