Colorado Trail Segment 26

San Juan National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain8,788ft
Trailhead Elevation11,087ft
Elevation Min/Max10314/11993ft
Elevation Start/End11087/11087ft

Colorado Trail Segment 26

Colorado Trail (Segment 26) is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Dolores County and San Juan County, Colorado. It is within San Juan National Forest and Hermosa Creek Special Management Area. It is 12.2 miles long and begins at 11,087 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 24.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 8,788 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Colorado Trail (Segment 25).

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The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
The Colorado Trail Foundation
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"This segment of the CT continues to follow the high ground between major drainages, offering excellent viewing opportunities. In this segment, the drainages are Hermosa Creek to the south and east and the Dolores River to the north and west. It is beautiful, lonely country, staying well above 11,000 feet until after Blackhawk Pass. There are no long climbs or descents. Straight Creek, south of Blackhawk Pass, is the last reliable source of water on the CT for the next 20 miles. Plan accordingly."

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Trail Information

San Juan National Forest
Nearby City
Hermosa Creek Special Management Area
Mancos / Dolores Ranger District, San Juan National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #504; USGS Hermosa Peak
Local Maps