Highline Trail

South Fork, Colorado 81154

Highline Trail

Highline Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hike the Highline Trail, which is often called the Highland Trail, and you’ll see wildflowers and grand views. There’s a good chance of seeing wildlife as well. Day hike to the top of the Stairsteps, or do a longer hike to the Continental Divide Trail. Make it an overnight backpack if you’d prefer.

Hunters Lake Trail 800 begins through the trees and goes past a meadow on your left. You’ll cross a stream at 0.2 mile and reach the north end of Hunters Lake at 0.5 mile. The lake’s south end is about 1.0 mile from where you began. Watch for tree blazes and rock cairns as you head south, eventually crossing an open slope sporting a rainbow of summer wildflowers."

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Trail Information

South Fork
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
13.4
Distance
2,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Camping
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Features
Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District, Creede; (719) 658-2556
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Hope and South River Peak; Trails Illustrated Weminuche Wilderness; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps

Trail Log