This trail is located in the Greenhorn Wilderness. The only access to this trail is from the Bartlett trail. The Santana trail ends at private land with no access. Beginning elevation starts at 8,200 and climbs to 11,400 feet, a gain of 3,200 feet. This trail is a moderate for hiking.
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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 This trail is accessed from the the Bartlett trail which has two trailheads:
The first Trailhead is located near the town of Rye, Colorado Southwest of State Highway 165. Head West through the town of Rye on main street, then left on Boulder, Then left on Graneros road, right on Hunter, then right on Baxter.
The second Trailhead is located off Forest Service Road # 369. To get to F.S. #369 travel on State Highway 165 to Ophir Creek Forest Service Road # 360. Travel on F.S. Road #360 for 12 miles, then left on Greenhorn Road F.S. #369 to the end of the road which is about 17 miles.