Kannah Creek

Grand Mesa National Forest, Colorado

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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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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.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Grand Mesa National Forest
Distance: 6.9
Elevation Gain: 4,416 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 9,893 feet
Top Elevation: 9,896 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Kannah Creek
Parks: Grand Mesa National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 6548/9896 ft
Elevation Start/End: 9893/9893 ft

Kannah Creek Professional Review and Guide

"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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May 2018