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Horsethief Trail #215 - Bridge of Heaven, CO

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 9.33 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,283 feet
Elevation Gain 3,409 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,265 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 23.54
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Sun  7:25am - 5:17pm
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The Horsethief Trail #215 begins at the end of Forest Service Road #871 and ends at the Forest boundary where it crosses onto BLM and continues on for approximately 3 more mile following an old jeep road until it ends at Engineer Pass. The trail ascends gradually along a beautiful forested mountainside and enters an alpine area behind the Amphitheater. As the trail continues to climb it opens up to spectacular views. The distance from the trail beginning to the Bridge of Heaven is approximately 4.2 miles at an elevation of 12,368 feet. The altitude gain along this trail is approximately 3,500 feet before crossing onto the BLM and the American Flats. Approximately 3 miles of the trail travels through the Uncompahgre Wilderness where Wilderness Regulations apply.

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    From Ouray, travel north on Hwy 550 for approximately 2 miles to the intersection with County Road 14. Turn right onto CR 14 and continue for approximately 3.5 miles, CR 14 turns into Forest Service Road 871. The trail access is approximately 1 mile past the Dexter Creek Trail Access. 4WD is recommended to cross Dexter Creek, or park and hike from the Dexter Trail Access. Parking is on the left side of the road near the Wedge Mine rock piles. The trail begins about 100 yards on the right.
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