Kannah Creek

Grand Mesa National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain4,416ft
Trailhead Elevation9,893ft
Elevation Min/Max6548/9896ft
Elevation Start/End9893/9893ft

Kannah Creek

Kannah Creek is a hiking and biking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Grand Mesa National Forest. It is 6.9 miles long and begins at 9,893 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,416 feet.

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Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Penelope Prudy
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"The Kannah Creek trail plunges from the rim of what the Forest Service says is the world’s largest flat-topped mountain and laps through a litany of Colorado’s ecosystems and life zones, passing through high-elevation wetlands and meadows and groves of spruce, fir, aspen, ponderosa, juniper, gamble oak and shrub, while crossing small streams and paralleling a major creek. The Grand Mesa’s cliffs are sliced by waterfalls that are visible from the trail. The rich wildlife habitats on the mesa harbor deer, elk, and even moose; if you see one of the broad-antlered beasts give it a wide berth as the half-ton creatures can be ill-tempered.While hiking this gem of a trail remember that similar terrain to the north has been leased for oil and gas development. Stay alert for mountain bikes."

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Trail Information

Grand Mesa National Forest
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Grand Mesa National Forest
Grand Mesa National Forest
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USGS: Indian Point, Hells Kitchen, Grand Mesa National Forest
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