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This trail offers the opportunity for a long day trip or a pleasant overnight trip. Numerous good scenic views of the lower canyon are offered as the trail ascends through stands of aspen and fir, and breaks through timberline below the lake. The trail is well marked and maintained. Favorite attractions are fishing in the creek and lake, rugged scenery, and the chance to see bighorn sheep in the canyon. There are several good campsites along the route.

Directions: From Moffat, Colorado, Take Highway 17 to Moffat. Turn east on the Crestone road and follow it to Crestone. Turn east in front of the Post Office and follow the gravel road 1 1/2 miles. 2 WD vehicles can park here; 4 WD's can go another 3/4 mile up the road to the registration box. The trail is closed to motorized traffic.

Elevation: 9,200 feet

Ending Elevation: 11,840 feet

Elevation Gain: 2,640 feet

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado

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