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Greens Creek Trail #1412, CO

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 6.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,574 feet
Elevation Gain 2,909 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,909 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 16.39
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:51am - 4:49pm
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Overview
Greens Creek Trail #1412 is a 6.7 mile one way hike with 2,909 feet elevation gain. Located 40 miles east of Gunnison Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.


This trail offers a variety of scenery on its passage to the Continental Divide. The trail follows the creek with several beaver ponds located along the way. A small shelter house is located 6.8 miles up the trail. The trail is lush and green and a great wildflower viewing area.

The Greens Creek trail follows the stream and winds its way up to the Continental Divide. Beaver ponds abound along this trail and the wildflowers are spectacular during July.
Note: Motorcycles are allowed on this trail. Most often hikers will encounter them coming down from the Divide and exiting via Greens Creek.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.

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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.

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    To hike
    From Poncha Springs, travel west on Highway 50 for approximately 2 miles. Turn left on County Road 220 and travel west on this road for about 1.75 miles to the junction with CR 221. CR 221 travel southwest for approximately 2 miles to the trailhead. A small pull-off is located on the right side of the road. From the trailhead, the road continues as Forest road 221 and travels south ona 4-wheel drive road to an old mining site.
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