West Fork Trailhead

West Fork Trailhead gives access to the West Fork Trail (561) which leads to the Rainbow Hot Springs and into the Weminuche Wilderness. However, the Forest Service urges the public to use extreme caution visiting the area because of significant impacts from the West Fork Fire of 2013 and an ongoing spruce bark beetle epidemic.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Pagosa Springs, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pagosa Ranger District Office

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