Jacks Creek Trail #257

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Jacks Creek trail is 10.1 miles long. It begins at Trail 25 and ends at Trail 251. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Backpacking, Horseback Riding

Pecos Baldy Lake receives a high volume of visitors during the summer season. Please help preserve this area by not camping or having campfires within 200 feet of the lake basin.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please follow CDC guidance for social distancing and Leave No Trace outdoor ethics for caring for public lands. Trail has been cleared of dead fall between the 257/25 junction and Pecos Baldy Lake. New trees may fall across the trail at any time. Equestrian users are encouraged to carry a hand saw.
Permit Info: A backcountry permit is not required to enter the Pecos Wilderness.
Restrictions: Pecos Wilderness Restrictions:
  • Camping and campfires are prohibited in the following areas:
    • Beatty’s Flats
    • Pecos Falls
    • within 50 feet of a trail, stream, or river
    • within 200 feet of a lake
  • All garbage and refuse must be packed out.  Do not bury garbage or try to burn aluminum.
  • Do not shortcut switchbacks on trails.
  • Possessing, storing, or transporting any part of a tree or plant is prohibited, with the exception of dead and down wood for campfires.
  • Do not tie horses to trees for more than 2 hours.  Use highlines or pickets.
  • The maximum group size for camping, hiking, or riding is 15 people, whether for day or overnight use.
  • The maximum number of pack and saddle stock allowed in a group is 15.
  • Camping for more than 14 consecutive days in one place is not allowed.
  • Domestic goats and sheep are prohibited in the Pecos Wilderness in order to protect the bighorn sheep population from disease.
  • Storing equipment or supplies is prohibited.
Information Center: Please keep your dogs on a leash for their own safety, to be courteous to other users, to respect & protect wildlife, and to protect vegetation. Dogs should always behave in a responsible manner. Your pet should always be under voice control – this means that your dog will come when called. If your dog does not come when called, you should keep your dog on a leash.  And no matter where you are going, you should always bring your leash with you.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
10.1 miles

 



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