East Fork of Dallas Creek Meadows - CR#7 is a 2 mile round trip hike with 200 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles south of Montrose Colorado. June and August are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Running through private property and ranches County Road 7 ends in the Uncompahgre National Forest below Mount Sneffels. County Road 7 ends at the Blue Lakes TH, but just before the dead end there is an open meadow offering stellar views of Teakettle and Cirque Mountains. If you explore the meadows surrounding the East Fork of Dallas Creek, you will encounter multiple beaver ponds.
There is a Forest Service toilet located at the end of the side road following the split-rail fence separating the meadows from CR#7. Site offers some choice campsites.
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.