Horse Thief Basin Trail # 856

Area Status: Open

The Horse Thief Basin Trail is 4.6 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail #749 and ends at Forest Boundary. Trail is brushy and a little hard to follow. It exists mainly as a connector between the North and South Brush Creek drainages and Cotton Creek. Good view of Cotton Creek Canyon, good camping in Horse Thief Basin.

The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Dispersed Camping

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Crestone, CO

General Information

Via Cotton Creek Trail #749 or South Brush Creek Trail (San isabel NF)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult


Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
10,400 - 12,600