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Dutch Creek Trail #516, CO

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Distance One Way 11.12 miles
Trailhead Elevation 10,559 feet
Elevation Gain -2,661 feet
Accumulated Gain 749 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 13.62
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Routes 16,052
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From access #1, the Dutch Creek Trail starts high and ends low. For the first few miles basically it follows a ridgeline at 10,000 ft. Within 3.5 miles, the trail tops out in open meadows with wide-ranging views to both the east and west. To the west, one can see out over the width of the Hermosa country for a clear view of the La Platas. To the east, one can see the Needle Mountains. Coming down off the ridge, the trail becomes obscure in places, dropping down into Stag Draw. Within two miles, the trail intercepts Dutch Creek and an accessible water supply. Grassy hillsides and a few, fairly open parks alongDutch Creek have the best campsites. Once the trail breaks off at Dutch Creek, access to either water or grazing becomes limited.

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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.


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