Middle Pole Trail #918

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Middle Pole trail is 2.3 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail 916 and ends over the Continental Divide at the Minnie Gulch Road. The trail is open for the following uses: Foot and Horse Travel, and Mountain Biking.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: non-motorized
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From the town of Creede travel west on State Hwy 149 for 19 miles. Turn left and travel west on Forest Road 520. Travel west on 520 for 25 miles until you cross Pole Creek. From here take Pole Creek Trail north for 3 miles to the middle fork. The middle fork trail starts here and goes to the Continental Divide Trail then northeast to the Minnie Gulch Road.



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River and Stream Fishing

Fishing is possible near the mouth of West Pole Creek.

Difficulty Level: Moderate


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Horse Riding & Camping

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  Area/Length : 
2.3 miles

  Elevation : 
11200 - 12600