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blueBlack Farris Creek Trail #409

Trail

10.0 mile 16.1 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,124' 647 m
Descent: -1,641' -500 m
High: 10,129' 3,087 m
Low: 8,776' 2,675 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A beautiful, more difficult alternative to Strand Hill.

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Features Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open summer through fall.

Description

The Farris Creek Trail #409 begins at Cement Creek Road, FSR #740, across from the Cement Creek Guard Station, and ends at Brush Creek Road, FSR #738. The trail climbs quickly to the "Caves". This one-mile run provides great views and exploration opportunities of the Caves.

From above the Caves, the trail climbs through meadows and aspen forests to 10,000 feet; then descends through pine and aspen forests and rocky scree fields to Farris Creek Road, FSR #736. Here it follows Farris Creek Road east and is now open to motorized use, to a steep downhill section. Caution needs to be used when crossing Brush Creek. Once across the creek, a short steep uphill climb awaits you to Brush Creek Road, FSR #738.

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