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Liberty Road

Easy/Intermediate

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7.2 mile 11.7 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 498' 152 m
Descent: -393' -120 m
High: 8,261' 2,518 m
Low: 7,802' 2,378 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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A beautiful, primitive road at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Andrew Todd

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

This road is closed to vehicles.

Runner Notes

This trail follows a road that is accessible only by authorized vehicles. From the end of the improved road in Cretonne, CO, this road traces the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, crosses several creeks, and ends on the north edge of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. From the end of this trail, you can hook up with the Sand Ramp Trail, which will take you over to the Sand Dunes, and you can head up the Sand Creek Trail to the spectacular Sand Creek Lakes.

Description

The Liberty Road is an unimproved road that access the north side of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve from the town of Cretonne, CO. Visiting this trail is solitude at its finest, as very few people (except hunters and government employees) access this road.

Fishing in lower Sand Creek is excellent (although brushy), so bring your fly rod.

Flora & Fauna

You may see elk along this trail, particularly where the road crosses Deadman Creek.

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Aug 22, 2018
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Looking out towards the San Luis Valley.
Sep 13, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Cottonwood stand near Deadman's Creek
Sep 13, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Abandoned house in Duncan
Sep 13, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Deadman's Creek, easy to cross.
Sep 13, 2017 near Crestone, CO

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