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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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.