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.
South Crestone Trail (FS860) Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Jason Moore, Revised by Lee Hart, Hiking Colorado's Sangre de Cristos and Great Sand Dunes (Falcon Guides).
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