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Windy Creek Trail

Intermediate

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8.3 mile 13.3 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 887' 270 m
Descent: -326' -99 m
High: 2,179' 664 m
Low: 1,312' 400 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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This trail features spectacular views of the White Mountains, Limestone Gulch, and Windy Arch.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Closed to motorized use April 15 - October 15.

Description

The Windy Creek Trail starts at the northern terminus of Colorado Creek Trail at the Wolf Run Cabin.

The Windy Creek Trail parallels Windy Creek on the north side, following the drainage up the valley. It winds through black spruce forests and open meadows while gradually climbing for a long stretch.

The grade kicks up as the trail climbs steeply through Windy Gap and emerges on top of a plateau overlooking the Fossil Creek drainage. The views of the White Mountains, Limestone Gulch, and Windy Arch are spectacular.

From here, the trail descends into the forest and drops steeply for one mile, crossing Fossil Creek, to an intersection with the Cache Mountain Loop Trail.

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