Hiking The Continental Divide Trail

The MOST popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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East of Durango, a nice section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail follows the San Juans from Wolf Creek Pass to Spring Creek Pass (120 miles). A perfect time of year to try this hiking route is in August when it should be snow free and there should still be some wildflowers.

To reach the Spring Creek Pass trailhead head south on Hwy 149 from Lake City. The Wolf Creek Pass trailhead can be reached from Pagosa Springs by heading north on US 160 or south on US 160 from South Fork.

Overall, Continental Divide Trail is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 66 hikes in Colorado.


Local Contact(s):  SJNF (303) 247-4874; Rio Grande National Forest (719) 852-5941; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Map:  "Durango Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Breakfast Restaurant:  Tic Toc Diner; Mocha Moose Coffeehouse

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan/

Article Source:   Hiking The Continental Divide Trail https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HIKE&id=6855

GPS:  37.9376, -107.1591

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  6855

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