Elbert Creek Trail (512)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The trail is access into the Hermosa Creek drainage. From the Needles Country Store, the trail climbs steadily uphill on an east-facing slope inhabited by aspens. A spring surfaces near the cabin at the base of Castle Rock. From there, the trail curves around the base of Castle Rock and continues to climb. The trail then crosses access road #581 and climbs a small hill, traversing beautiful, scenic meadows. The trail then abruptly drops for some 7 miles into the Hermosa Creek drainage. Water is available, but requires filtering to prevent possible Giardia.

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