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Piedra River Trail #596

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11.3

Miles

18.2

KM

91%

Runnable

7,780' 2,371 m

High

7,120' 2,170 m

Low

1,274' 388 m

Up

1,856' 566 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fishing · Hot Spring · River/Creek

Description

This is an excellent trail any time of the year offering something for every type of outdoor enthusiast. The trail journeys through a great mix of river canyon, meadows, and forest. Wildlife viewing, whitewater rafting, fishing, backpacking, bird watching, wildflower admiring and ample photography opportunities are to be found along this 11.2 mile long trail. The first couple of miles from each trailhead are relatively busy. However, if you venture into the inner stretches of this trail it is possible to find great solitude. In the winter months this is one of the only easily accessible trailheads. The first few miles provide a great snow shoeing or winter hiking excursion in a relatively friendly environment. If you continue on however, this trail becomes a serious undertaking in the winter months. The trail ends at the end of First Fork Road (FDR 662) at the First Fork Trailhead; this trailhead is not accessible in the winter months.

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Shared By:

Jeanelle Wychesit

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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  4.5 from 6 votes
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