Bushnell Lakes Trail 1402

Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain2,992ft
Trailhead Elevation9,303ft
Elevation Min/Max9303/11940ft
Elevation Start/End9303/9303ft

Bushnell Lakes Trail 1402

Bushnell Lakes Trail 1402 is a hiking and horse trail in Fremont County, Colorado. It is within San Isabel National Forest and Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 9,303 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,992 feet. This trail connects with the following: Rainbow Trail.

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Hiking Colorado's Sangre de Cristos and Great Sand Dunes (Falcon Guides)
Jason Moore, Revised by Lee Hart
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"A steep trail to a series of high lakes in a narrow valley."
Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Susan Joy Paul
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"At the northern end of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the three pools of Bushnell Lakes feed three waterfalls before pouring their waters into Stout Creek. Breathtaking views of 13,105-foot Bushnell Peak—the highpoint of Fremont County—provide a complementary backdrop for the horsetail and cascade waterfalls, making this difficult journey a worthwhile adventure. The last mile of road to the trailhead is not maintained in the winter, but there is a pullout at the barrier, at Coaldale Campground, so you can park there and hike up the road. Be sure to get on the Rainbow Trail #1336 on the right (north) side of the road, or you will be headed in the wrong direction."

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Trail Information

Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area
San Isabel National Forest, (719) 553-1400, www.fs.usda.gov/psicc; San Carlos Ranger District, (719) 269-8500; Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, www.wilderness.net
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 70 B3 and B4; USGS Colorado Quad Maps: Coaldale, Bushnell Peak
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