Sawtooth Mountain to Trout Lake-CDT

South Fork, Colorado 81154

Sawtooth Mountain to Trout Lake-CDT

Sawtooth Mountain to Trout Lake-CDT Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) has spectacular views, high mountain lakes, and wonderful wildflowers. Look for wildlife, including elk. The trail is easy to follow, but it’s above the tree line for some of the way; watch for late-afternoon thunderstorms. Snow can linger in places, especially around the Knife Edge; use caution.

Sawtooth Mountain is accessible from two lovely trails: the Hope Creek Trail and the Highline Trail. rom the junction of CDT 813 and Highline Trail 832 south of Sawtooth Mountain, head northwest at a gradual descent. At 0.6 mile you’ll see post-markers off to the left (south) that lead to Elk Creek, Beaver Meadow, and eventually Beaver Creek. To the right (north) you will see the Goose Creek drainage."

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Trail Information

South Fork
Nearby City
5,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 days
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District, Pagosa Springs; (970) 264-2268 Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District, Creede; (719) 658-2556
Local Contacts
USGS South River Peak, Palomino Mountain, and Cimarrona Peak; Trails Illustrated Weminuche Wilderness; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps

Trail Log