Rock Creek Trail - Canyons of the Ancients NM, CO • Hike
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Rock Creek Trail - Canyons of the Ancients NM, CO

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Camino Campana Trail
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Loop 7.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,468 feet
Elevation Gain 224 feet
Accumulated Gain 710 feet
Avg Time One Way 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 9.57
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack No
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14  2022-05-11 Yoder
author avatar Guides 5
Routes 54
Photos 2,412
Trips 202 map ( 1,572 miles )
Age 56 Male Gender
Location Chandler, AZ
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Southwest Region
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Preferred Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct → 7 AM
Sun  6:11am - 5:57pm
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it appears fully intact
by Yoder

  Likely In-Season!
This hike starts at the same trailhead as the Sand Canyon Trail, and the East Rock Creek Loop Trail. I'm sure it's not as visited as much as these other two because I don't think it has any ruins, at least we didn't spot any.

The hike wanders up the west fork of Rock Creek and then wanders back. The trail forms an elongated figure 8. Since the canyon runs North to South, it will receive shade for much of the morning and afternoon. The trail runs on either side of the streambed.

Overall the hike is nice enough and easy to follow but the other two hikes have the ruins. If you have a limited time, you may want to focus on those hikes.

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2022-06-07 Yoder

    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.

    Permit $$

    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Cortez, take US-491 north for 6 miles. Turn left onto County Road P. Go south on County Road 18 to pick up County Road P again. Turn right onto County Road P. Go south on County Road 16 to pick up County Road N. Turn right onto County Road N. In one mile the signed parking area will be on your left.
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