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West Fork Trail #561, CO

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Distance One Way 11.24 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,124 feet
Elevation Gain 3,665 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,179 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 25.17
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Sun  7:19am - 5:19pm
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1 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Rainbow Hot Springs Hike
0.3 mi away
9.4 mi
1,000 ft
Windy Pass Trail #566
2.5 mi away
4.0 mi
1,955 ft
Treasure Falls
Treasure Falls
2.5 mi away
1.4 mi
1,393 ft
Beaver Creek Trail #560
3.3 mi away
7.8 mi
3,573 ft
Turkey Creek Trail #580
6.2 mi away
18.4 mi
5,148 ft
Coal Creek Trail #581
6.3 mi away
8.4 mi
3,207 ft
West Fork San Juan Trail
6.3 mi away
24.0 mi
3,980 ft
Alberta Peak
Alberta Peak
6.7 mi away
6.0 mi
1,230 ft
Lobo Overlook and Continental Divide Trail
7.0 mi away
4.0 mi
Treasure Mountain Trail #565
7.0 mi away
7.9 mi
3,658 ft
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This trail is 11.6 miles in length from West Fork Trailhead to the Continental Divide Trail at Piedra Pass. The first mile of trail is through private property, so please stay on the trail. At mile 4.5, there is a junction with the Beaver Creek Trail (560). The Beaver Creek Trail has been closed to protect public health and safety in several steep sections where the trail tread has deteriorated to the point of not allowing for safe foot or livestock traffic. Closure begins from the top of the first set of switchbacks to Beaver Meadows. Continuing on the West Fork Trail, the area between the junction with the Beaver Creek Trail and the next crossing of the West Fork of the San Juan is closed to campfires. Camping is permitted only in existing sites at least 100 feet from water. At mile 6, the trail begins to climb steeply. There are several stream crossings before reaching the Continental Divide Trail at Piedra Pass.


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