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Cottonwood Creek Trail # 861

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Cottonwood Creek Trail is approximately 1 mile long. It begins at the Temporary Trail Head and dead ends northeast of Cottonwood Lake.

Attractions are Cottonwood Lake, spectacular rugged scenery, access to some of the higher peaks for mountaineering and the opportunity for some challenging hiking.

Directions and map to Cottonwood Creek Trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Forest Service working in partnership with the Baca Water and Sanitation District and Manitou Foundation have developed an agreement and plan to provide temporary public access to the Cottonwood Creek Trail. At this time Forest Service crews are assessing the trail condition and will be scheduling the required trail maintenance to ensure the trail is open and passible. The current condition is unknown, but we have received many reports of areas where the trail is difficult to locate, trees across the trail and drainage issues. We will update this information as more becomes available. The trail head is open for public use, however the trail condition may limit access and it is advisable to contact the Ranger Station prior to use for the most recent update on work completed.   For more information, contact the Saguache Ranger District at 719-655-2547.
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Crestone, CO
Water: NO
Restroom: NO
Operated By: Forest Service-Saguache Ranger District (719) 655-2547

General Information

General Notes:

The trail head is open for public use, however the trail condition may limit access and it is advisable to contact the Ranger Station prior to use for the most recent update on work completed.  

For more information, contact the Saguache Ranger District at 719-655-2547.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1 mile

  Latitude : 
37.94947607

  Longitude : 
-105.5885919

  Elevation : 
12,600 - 11,000

 



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