Wild Cherry Creek Trail FS748

Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain3,624ft
Trailhead Elevation8,531ft
Elevation Min/Max8531/11814ft
Elevation Start/End8531/8531ft

Wild Cherry Creek Trail FS748

Wild Cherry Creek Trail (FS748) is a hiking trail in Saguache County, Colorado. It is within Rio Grande National Forest and Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area. It is 5.3 miles long and begins at 8,531 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,624 feet.

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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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"This is a gentle aspen-lined trail to a large lake and access to Mount Owen. Hike into the narrow valley up a gently climbing trail (748) on the left (north) side of the creek. The trail is shown crossing the creek on most maps, but it actually stays on the left (north) side, where it gets steeper and switchbacks up the valley. After the first steep section, pass a small meadow on the left. Continue up another steep and narrow climb to a gentler grade through aspens and open stands of evergreens. Hike up as the valley begins to curve to the right (south) and ascend into the upper meadows and up to the lake. Camping is available along the upper valley below and around the lake."

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Trail Information

Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area
Rio Grande National Forest, San Isabel National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Electric Peak, Rito Alto, Mirage
Local Maps