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Pass Creek Trail #1411, CO

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Distance One Way 3.52 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,402 feet
Elevation Gain 1,945 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,945 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10
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The trail begins near some old mine tailings and travels southwest towards a small ridge and then drops down to Pass Creek. The trail follows the creek and passes several beaver ponds that offer good fishing for brook trout. The lake is relatively small and shallow but is well stocked with brook trout.

The hike to Pass Creek lake is one of the area's favorite day hikes. The trail is 4 miles in length and climbs steadily to the lake. The lake is relatively shallow and brook trout can be seen swimming along the lake bottom.


This is a great hike for an overnight trip to a secluded high lake. Camping is permitted in several sites located away from the lake. The trail follows the stream as it climbs steadily to the basin.

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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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    From Poncha Springs, travel west on Highway 50 for 2 miles to County Road 210. CR 210 is located on the left side of the highway. Turn left onto CR 210. A Forest Service sign will indicate access to Little Cochetopa Creek and Pass Creek. Continue traveling for 4 miles to the trailhead.

    Parking limited to 5-6 passenger vehicles. The turn-around at the end of the road is small and not easily navigated by large vehicles.
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