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Farris Creek Trail #409

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9.5 Miles 15.3 Kilometers


86%

Runnable

1,895' 578 m

Ascent

-1,410' -430 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

10,060' 3,066 m

High

8,775' 2,675 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

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A beautiful, more difficult alternative to Strand Hill.

Tom Robson

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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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in Colorado

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