Crags Trail #664

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Crags Trail to "The Crags"

Crags Trail leads to a group of rock pinnacle formations. It is used for cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter. No camping or campfires are allowed on either side of Forest Service Road 383, except in the Crags Developed Campground. Parking is allowed at designated trailheads only. Hazard trees still exist in the area from the spruce bark beetle infestation, so visitors should be aware of large standing dead trees and the potential for falling trees, especially in high winds. Visitors will continue to notice significant changes in the drainage over the next few years as more and more spruce trees succumb to the natural succession from the beetle infestation. Additional Forest Health Projects, including timber removal, will necessitate future closures in the Crags area. All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. The area also has an extended season when services such as water, trash or a host may not be available until September 27, 2021.

Difficulty: Moderate

At a Glance

Open Season: May 28, 2021 - September 7, 2021
Busiest Season: June - October
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Water: Drinking water is not readily available. Water from streams should be treated before use.
Information Center: Foot, horse, and cross-country ski trail. This trail is a moderately difficult 2.1 mile trail with an elevation change of 800 feet.

General Information

Directions:

From Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24, through Woodland Park, to Divide. Turn south on Hwy 67. Drive 4 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Rd. #383. The trailhead is nearly 3 miles up the 383 road approximately 1/8 mile before the Crags Campground.


General Notes:

Camping is permitted along the trail after traveling more than 1/4 mile in and is recommended 300’ from any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Pack it in/Pack it out rule applies. Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is dead out before you leave. Respect other trail users.


Parking:

Available at the trailhead.


Accessibility:


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.1 miles

  Latitude : 
38.873606

  Longitude : 
-105.123655

  Elevation : 
10,000 feet - 10,900 feet

 



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