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Turkey Creek Trail #580 is a 18.36 mile one way hike with 5,148 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 51 miles east of Durango Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Twenty miles to the Continental Divide at Piedra Pass , this moderately difficult trail crosses several streams and some steep grades. The Turkey Creek Trail, climbs above timberline at about 14 miles to meet the Continental Divide Trail at Piedra Pass. The route that includes the Turkey Creek Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the West Fork Trail (561) is sometimes called the Rainbow Trail.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
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.