The trail begins by paralleling the private fence along the Wason Ranch property for about 0.5 mile. The trail then makes a short winding, steep climb northward away from the Rio Grande River. The trail continues for approximately 1.0 mile over and through rolling, open grassy hills before dropping quickly into the main Farmers Creek Drainage.
After following the creek bottom for 0.5 mile, the trail will cross the creek and begin a short, steep climb out of the main Farmers Creek Drainage. The trail will continue a gradual climb up an aspen-covered drainage for about 1.5 miles. Then the trail will switchback across a mixed aspen/spruce/fir covered hillside before entering several open parks with charred snags from past forest fires. The trail will level out, pass through a small stand of spruce/fir timber, cross a tributary of West Bellows Creek, pass through several more small patches of timber and then meet the Wheeler Wason Trail (# 789) at the end of Wason Park.
Directions: From Creede, Colorado, Travel south on Colorado Highway 149 for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left (north) off the highway and follow the signs to trailhead.
Elevation: 8,800 feet
Ending Elevation: 11,300 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Usage: Light to Moderate
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Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado
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