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Quartz Ridge Trail #570 is a 14.66 mile one way hike with 4,128 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 61 miles east of Durango Colorado.
This trail is 15.7 miles in length and begins at the Quartz Ridge/Coal Creek Trailhead, then returns to East Fork Road further east, near the Silver Falls Guard Station. This steep trail with several switchbacks goes up Sand Creek to Quartz Ridge before dropping down to the East Fork. The last 1.5 miles of trail pass through private property, so please stay on the 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.