Trail Run Project Logo

Chapman Campground to South Fork Trail

 2 votes

1.5 Miles 2.5 Kilometers

 

77% 

Runnable

Singletrack

818' 249 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

9,402' 2,866 m

High

8,588' 2,617 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

All Clear

48 days agoUpdate

A trail connecting Chapman Campground to S Fork Rd.

Gyro Northrop

Overview

Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The start of the trailhead from the Chapman Campground is not marked and difficult to find. As you follow the campground road past where the rangers supply shack is located, keep an eye out to the right when the pine trees appear for a worn out section in the woods - this is where the trail starts. A GPS and trail map allowed me to spot the start of the trail - you can always use the Trail Run Project mobile app.

The trailhead and first 1/4 mile are hard to follow due to some power line construction that has taken place. About 1/4 to 1/3 mile in, the trail starts to steepen and enters an older forested section. Once there, the trail is easy to follow. The trail tends to follow the power lines up the side of the mountain along a seasonal stream. At the top of the first steep section, about 3/4 of a mile up, it starts to flatten and eventually the path intersects S. Fork Rd.

Flora & Fauna

We didn't spot any elk, but the trail had elk scat all over.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear Rating

2.0 from 2 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  2.0 from 2 votes

#17863

Overall
  2.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
100%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#1,825

in Colorado

#17,863

Overall
2 Views Last Month
70 Since Jan 10, 2017
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

50%
0%
50%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions


All Clear 48 days ago
Muddy - Do not underestimate the initial climb but well worth it.
Update ConditionsHistory

Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running