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Kilpacker Trail, CO

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 10,084 feet
Elevation Gain 255 feet
Accumulated Gain 694 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.81
Interest Perennial Waterfall, Perennial Creek & Peak
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Recalculates 2018-10-27 3:54 am
16  2015-09-16
Cross Mountain Trail #637
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96  2013-09-27
Colorado Fall Colours 2013
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91  2012-09-29
Colorado Fall Colours 2012
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:53am - 5:00pm
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Burro Bridge Trail #649
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El Diente Peak
El Diente Peak
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Syllabus
Kilpacker Trail is a 3.5 mile one way hike with 694 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 37 miles north-northwest of Durango Colorado. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: Kilpacker Trail is an alternate route leading to Navajo Lake from the south side of the Lizard Head Wilderness, near Telluride in southwest Colorado.

The Navajo Lake Trail head is about 1.2 miles to the west. The two trails run parallel to the north for about three miles. The Kilpacker Trail provides access to the Kilpacker Creek Basin for those attempting to climb El Diente, at 14,159 feet, one of the Colorado 14ers. El Diente is a tooth shaped peak just to the north of Mt. Wilson, also a 14er.

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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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