Greenhorn Trail #1316

Area Status: Open

The Greenhorn Trail #1316 is 7.8 miles long; beginning elevation is 7,460 feet and tops out at 11,340 feet, a gain of 3,880 feet. This trail is moderate for hiking and is located in the Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness.

The Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness was established in 1993 to preserve its quality, character, and integrity. This area is intended to be a place where the imprint of humans is substantially unnoticed; where natural processes are the primary influences, and human activity is limited to primitive recreation and minimum tools. Please follow Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics to ensure that this and future generations experience this special place in its natural condition. 

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San Isabel, CO
Rye, CO

At a Glance

Fees: No fee is charged.
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: June-September
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Westcliffe & Pueblo, CO
Water: No potable water.
Restroom: None
Information Center: San Carlos Ranger District  

General Information


The Greenhorn Trail has two trailheads access points.The first one is located near the town of Rye, CO. Head west through Rye on Main Street, then right on Cuerna Verde Rd. to the end. The second trailhead may be accessed from State Highway 165. Turn onto FSR 360 then take FSR 369 to the trailhead.

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7.8 Miles

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  Elevation : 
7,460 Feet - 11,340 Feet