Endlich Mesa / Burnt Timber Shuttle Hike

Durango, Colorado 81301

Endlich Mesa / Burnt Timber Shuttle Hike

Endlich Mesa / Burnt Timber Shuttle Hike Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The route described here is an amazing hike filled with wildlife, wildflowers, grand views, and a scenic lake. It’s best to do the hike in a counterclockwise direction. Do so, and you’ll gain 2,550 feet and descend a total of 5,190 feet. Hike clockwise, and you’ll have to gain more than 5,000 feet. You’ll need a shuttle for this backpack trip because of its length. If a shuttle isn’t available, or if you just feel like a day trip, you can hike the first few miles from either end.

The trail is a series of small roller coasters: It climbs, descends a bit, and then climbs some more, traveling across alpine tundra with see-forever views. To the west you can look at Missionary Ridge (just across the Florida drainage) and, farther west, the La Plata Mountains. Look north to see a portion of the jagged Needle Mountains and east for more of the rugged Weminuche Wilderness."

Endlich Mesa / Burnt Timber Shuttle Hike Trip Reports

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7/4/2008
Beautiful views. Several 13ers around. Watch out for the afternoon thundershowers, you might want to be off the high trail then.
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Trail Information

Durango
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
22.2
Distance
2,550 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3-4 days
Duration
Camping
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Features
San Juan National Forest, Columbine Ranger District, Bayfield; (970) 884-2512 www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan
Local Contacts
USGS Lemon Reservoir, Vallecito Reservoir, Columbine Pass, and Mountain View Crest; Trails Illustrated Weminuche Wilderness; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps

Trail Log