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Lower Piney Trail #1885, CO

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Distance One Way 6.13 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,354 feet
Elevation Gain 1,479 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,501 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 11.13
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  7:24am - 5:08pm
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Lower Piney Trail #1885 is a 6.13 mile one way hike with 1,501 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 50 miles east-northeast of Glenwood Springs Colorado. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.

The Lower Piney Trail trail is 8.0 miles long. It begins at Red Sandstone Road #700 and ends where the Lower Piney River enters private land: This is a downhill hike along the Lower Piney River into the Eagles Nest Wilderness, so remember that you will need to hike back up what you have descended. Save some energy for your return.

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    One-Way Notice
    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 I-70, take Exit 176 for Vail. Take the North Frontage Road west to Red Sandstone Road. Turn north here and follow the paved road about 0.7 miles to a fork with a dirt road on the left. There should be a Forest Service sign indicating this is Red Sandstone Road #700 (Reset your odometer here). Continue up this road about 2.7 miles to an intersection with the Lost Lake Road (#786) and continue left. At mile 6.5 you will pass Red and White Mtn Road-FSR 734. At mile 6.7 you will pass the Lost Lake Trail parking lot on the right and then reach an intersection where the Muddy Pass/Moniger Road goes left. Stay right here. (Some maps show the Red Sandstone Road changing number from FSR 700 to FSR 701 at this point, and some don’t, but regardless, you stay right to get to Piney Lake and the Upper Piney River Trail). At mile 9.1, you will cross the Piney River and see the trailhead for Lower Piney River Trail - FDT 1885 on the left.
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