Coal Creek Trail


Difficulty
difficult (trail not maintained); obscure.

At a Glance

Fees: No fee is charged.
Open Season: June
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Water: No drinking water is provided
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General Information

Directions:

From LaVeta, take State Highway 12 for 25 miles south to County Road 34. Travel 5 miles to Purgatorie Campground. In the campground, turn into the Northfork Trailhead parking lot. Travel the Northfork Trail #1309 approximately 3.5 miles to the junction of the Wildcat Trail #1312, travel Wildcat for .75 mile to jct. of Coal Creek Trail #1394. The intersections/junctions are un-marked and obscure. These trails are open to non-motorized travel.
Another access from LaVeta, take State Highway 12 (south) to FDR #422, then travel 4 miles to the Blue Lake campground entrance, turn left onto FDR #436 then travel 1.5 mile to the Northfork Trailhead. FDR #436 requires four-wheel drive vehicles. Travel Northfork Trail one mile to the junction/intersection of the Wildcat trail then travel .75 mile to Coal CreekTtrail. 


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.5 Miles

  Latitude : 
37.295266

  Longitude : 
-105.115512

  Elevation : 
11,754 Feet - 11,754 Feet