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Bear Creek Trail #607, CO

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 13.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,905 feet
Elevation Gain 3,304 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,952 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 26.87
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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80  2013-06-14
Colorado Trek - June 2013
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-1,618 ft
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5.8 mi away
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1,783 ft
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From the TH parking lot, cross the Dolores River via the bridge and follow the trail towards Bear Creek. After about 0.5 miles, the trail rapidly ascends via a series of switchbacks until it flattens out following Bear Creek Valley towards its source near Sharkstooth Trail.

You will intersect with the Morrison Trail #610 about 0.5 miles into your hike and Sharkstooth Trail #620. A Mountain Bike Map for Mesa Verde County shows a loop consisting of Bear Creek Trail #607 (12.5 miles) to Sharkstooth Trail #620 (2.5 miles) to FR556/Rock Spring Road (7.5 miles) to Morrison Trail #610 (2.5 miles) completing a 25 mile loop.

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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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    To hike
    Turn off Hwy 145 about 22 miles east of the town of Dolores. If you see Hillside Drive/FR436, you've traveled about 0.5 miles too far east.
    page created by Randal_Schulhauser on Jun 22 2013 8:31 pm
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