South Crestone Trail FS860

Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain3,223ft
Trailhead Elevation8,928ft
Elevation Min/Max8928/11820ft
Elevation Start/End8928/8928ft

South Crestone Trail FS860

South Crestone Trail (FS860) is a hiking trail in Saguache County, Colorado. It is within Rio Grande National Forest and Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 8,928 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,223 feet. This trail connects with the following: Willow Lake Trail (FS865).

South Crestone Trail (FS860) Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Colorado's Sangre de Cristos and Great Sand Dunes (Falcon Guides)
Jason Moore, Revised by Lee Hart
View more trails from this guide book
"A hike to a high lake surrounded by impressive peaks. Most of this trail has been relocated and is not where it is shown on most maps. From the trailhead, hike past the trail on the right that leads to Willow Creek and climb up onto the open slopes that off er views back to the San Luis Valley. Continue up into the thick aspen groves and enter the valley, where the trail stays to the left of the creek. At 0.5 mile the trail crosses to the right (east) side of the creek and switchbacks to the south. Hike several switchbacks as you climb higher above the aspen-filled valley of South Crestone Creek. Hike north and return to a seasonal creek that runs down from the northeast."

South Crestone Trail (FS860) Trip Reports

With no trip reports, your opinion of this trail could be huge! Help other outdoor enthusiasts today.

South Crestone Trail (FS860) Photos

Show off your photography skills ... post your pics of this trail!

Trail Information

Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area
Rio Grande National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Rito Alto Peak, Crestone, Horn Peak
Local Maps

Trail Log