Salt Creek Trail #559 is a 5.6 mile one way hike with 88 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 22 miles north-northwest of Durango Colorado.
By starting from the Highline, the hiker drops over 2,000 feet and enjoys an all-downhill excursion. The top of the trail was reconstructed in 1989, so the tread is in excellent condition. The trail switchbacks down through meadows and aspen glades. The bottom of the trail is a bit rougher and steeper: watch your step. The trail goes along the creek the last few miles and offers views that seem almost tropical. After crossing the creek, the trail merges with the Hermosa Creek Trail.
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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.