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Rich Creek Trail #616, CO

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Distance One Way 6.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,989 feet
Elevation Gain 1,596 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,655 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 11.82
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:46am - 4:51pm
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Overview
Rich Creek Trail #616 is a 6.3 mile one way hike with 1,655 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 57 miles northeast of Gunnison Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Rich Creek Trail provides access into the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area. This trail can be combined with Tumble Creek Trail (aka Rough and Tumbling Trail) to form a loop of about ten miles.

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    One-Way Notice
    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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    From US Highway 285 follow County Road 22 (Weston Pass Road) for about eight miles. The trailhead is off this road just before you come to Weston Pass Campground.

    This trail is open year round; however, travel will be difficult during the winter months.
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