Elk Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 32nd most popular equestrian trail in Colorado.

Southeast of Pagosa Springs, the Elk Creek Trail is a 13.5 mile route heading northwest into the South San Juan Wilderness up to the Continental Divide.

The horseback riding trailhead is located off SR17 just west of FS250.

Overall, Elk Creek Trail is the 32nd most popular horse trail of all 66 horseback rides in Colorado.


Local Contact(s):  RGNF (719) 274-6301; Creede Chamber of Commerce (719) 658-2374; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Colorado Horse Council (303) 292-4981.

Recommended Book:  "Trail Riding In Rocky Mountains" from Jean Llewellyn

Best Season:  Jun. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/riogrande/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/1/2016

ID:  15001


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