Starting from the Colorado Trail (Highline Trail portion), the trail switchbacks down an east-facing grassy bowl, dipping into several gullies and soon merging into the spruce and fir at the bottom of the draw. Near the bottom, the trail passes through several small south-facing meadows that offer good camp spots. Wading Hermosa Creek is necessary to access the Hermosa Trail. Water should always be purified, to avoid Giardia.
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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.