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1,230 mi 1,980 km of trail 7 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 36 Trails Intermediate Trails 118 Trails Hard Trails 65 Trails
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Featured Runs in Rio Grande National Forest - 7

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Favorite Willow Lake moonrise.
Extremely Difficult

Kit Carson and Challenger

14.1 mi 22.6 km • Loop • 5,550 ft Ascent 1691.67 m Ascent

(8) Crestone, CO
Favorite Camping at Lake Como
Extremely Difficult

Tour de Little Bear

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 2,168 ft Ascent 660.89 m Ascent

(2) Alamosa…, CO
Favorite Sign at the trailhead.
Intermediate/Difficult

Middle Creek Flyathlon Long Course

12.5 mi 20.1 km • Loop • 2,312 ft Ascent 704.79 m Ascent

(1) Saguache, CO
Favorite KT with a giant hybrid cutthroat trout from Upper Sand Creek Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult

Music Pass Trail to Upper Sand Creek Lake

8.4 mi 13.5 km • Out and Back • 1,858 ft Ascent 566.25 m Ascent

(5) Westcliffe, CO
Favorite The beetle kill is wide reaching in this corner of the San Juans.
Intermediate

Wheeler Geologic Area to Halfmoon Pass

20.4 mi 32.8 km • Loop • 3,674 ft Ascent 1119.73 m Ascent

(4) Creede, CO
Favorite San Luis summit.
Intermediate

San Luis Peak - South Summit Route

15.0 mi 24.1 km • Loop • 3,784 ft Ascent 1153.5 m Ascent

(2) Creede, CO
Favorite San Luis summit.
Intermediate

San Luis Peak - North Summit Route

12.6 mi 20.3 km • Loop • 3,563 ft Ascent 1085.97 m Ascent

(4) Creede, CO

Trails in Rio Grande National Forest - 212

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4.8 mi 7.8 km #1Willow Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.8 km Crestone, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Crestone Needle South Face
Extremely Difficult
Crestone, CO
Extremely Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Crestone, CO
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Cottonwood Pass Trail
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Crestone, CO
7.9 mi 12.7 km #4CDT: Beartown to Stony Pass (CO Sec. 9)
Intermediate
Silverton, CO
Intermediate
7.9 mi 12.7 km Silverton, CO
17.5 mi 28.2 km #5CT - Segment 22: Spring Creek Pass to Carson Saddle
Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate
17.5 mi 28.2 km Lake City, CO
16.0 mi 25.7 km #6CT - Segment 23: Carson Saddle to Stony Pass
Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate
16.0 mi 25.7 km Lake City, CO
3.5 mi 5.7 km #7Medano Lake Trail
Difficult
Westcliffe, CO
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.7 km Westcliffe, CO
14.9 mi 24.0 km #8CT - Segment 21: San Luis Pass to Spring Creek Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Creede, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
14.9 mi 24.0 km Creede, CO
11.2 mi 18.1 km #9Miner's Creek
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
11.2 mi 18.1 km Creede, CO
0.0 mi 0.1 km #10Rex Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Creede, CO
Easy/Intermediate
0.0 mi 0.1 km Creede, CO
1.6 mi 2.5 km #11Crestone Peak South Face
Extremely Difficult
Crestone, CO
Extremely Difficult
1.6 mi 2.5 km Crestone, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #12Kit Carson North Ridge
Extremely Difficult
Crestone, CO
Extremely Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Crestone, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #13Lower Sand Creek Lake Trail
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Crestone, CO
1.0 mi 1.7 km #14Little Bear Peak
Extremely Difficult
Alamosa East, CO
Extremely Difficult
1.0 mi 1.7 km Alamosa East, CO
9.5 mi 15.3 km #15Comanche Trail #746
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
9.5 mi 15.3 km Crestone, CO
3.6 mi 5.8 km #16Mosca Pass Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Easy/Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Crestone, CO 11 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #17Phantom Terrace #359
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Crestone, CO
5.9 mi 9.5 km #18North Crestone Trail #744
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Intermediate
5.9 mi 9.5 km Crestone, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #19Little Sand Creek Lakes Trail
Difficult
Crestone, CO
Difficult
2.5 mi 4.1 km Crestone, CO
4.9 mi 7.8 km #20South Zapata Trail #852
Intermediate/Difficult
Alamosa East, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.9 mi 7.8 km Alamosa East, CO

Photos of Rio Grande National Forest - 94

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Easy going on the Colorado Divide Trail (CDT).
Jul 30, 2016 near Silverton, CO
View of Kit Carson Peak and San Luis Valley.
Jun 18, 2019 near Crestone, CO
Willow Lake moonrise.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Looking towards the Rito Alto Lake valley after crossing the 1st pass.
Dec 12, 2015 near Crestone, CO
San Luis summit.
Jul 14, 2016 near Creede, CO
Willow Park, about a third of the way from trailhead to Willow Lake, is a one hour walk. This is early winter. The trail goes right by Willow Park so you can't possibly miss it. Challenger Point is seen in the middle; Willow Lake is in the bowl on left.
Apr 10, 2019 near Crestone, CO
Looking back on the San Luis Valley after entering the meadow.
Jun 18, 2019 near Crestone, CO
Looking east toward the peaks above Willow Lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO

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