Poncha Springs, CO Trails and Parks

Poncha Springs has 9 trails in the vicinity, including 6 hiking trails and 3 for mountain biking. These trails range from 3.6 to 35.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Waterdog Lakes Trail, Carbonate Mountain–Tabeguache Peak Circuit and Monarch Crest Trail. Trails.com member Carolyn R. recently completed Waterdog Lakes.
  • Carbonate Mountain–Tabeguache Peak CircuitView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  9–11 hours
    •  7.6 miles
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    A seldom-climbed high 13er is your gateway to amazing ridgeline adventures along Colorado’s highest mountain range. Head east to tack on a pair ...

  • Mount OurayView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  5–7 hours
    •  6.1 miles
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    Ouray’s west ridge is an adventure fit for a chief. Named after the great leader of the Utes, this southern Sawatch mountain is a great hike ...

  • Waterdog Lakes TrailView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  3.6 miles
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    If you and your dog are constant hiking and backpacking companions, then a quick day trip or an easy overnight backpack to Waterdog Lakes may ...

  • Simmons Peak TrailView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    •  Out-and-back day hike or overnight backpack
    •  10 miles
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    This is an infrequently used trail with an off-trail route to a high peak and multiple points of four-wheel-drive access. From the Dorsey Creek ...

  • Rainbow Trail: Poncha Pass to Hayden CreekView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    •  3 to 5 days
    •  34 miles
    •  Guide

    A long and fairly gentle trail with views of the Arkansas River valley and the Sawatch Range to the north.

  • Marshall Pass and Poncha CreekView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  27.3 miles
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    A popular camping and fishing area with several Forest Service campgrounds around O’Haver Lake. Poncha Creek Road offers a better backcountry ...

  • Waterdog LakesView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    For a short but sweet hike in the Monarch Pass area, try the 2-mile trail to Waterdog Lakes. Located near timberline, these two lakes are surrounded ...

  • Monarch Crest TrailView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4- 8 hours
    •  35.2 miles
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    This is one of the best mountain bike rides in the United States. Hands down! This ride offers beautiful views, excellent singletrack, awesome ...

  • Agate CreekView Trail Details

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4 - 8 hours
    •  35.4 miles
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    This is a great mountain bike ride that uses a portion of Monarch Crest Trail. Agate Creek follows the Monarch Crest Trail for the first 8.0 ...