Cimarrona to Poison Park

MODERATE 4 reviews

Cimarrona to Poison Park is a 19.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Powderhorn, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
19.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,578 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

Great Backpacking Route Next to William's Creek Reservoir. It's lightly traveled and goes from 8,000 to 12,600 on the CDT. Gorgeous for summer backpacking. Big first day because there is no camping for 8 miles on the opening of the trail. However, camping is all backcountry and you should limit fires.

2 months ago

I hiked the Cimarrona trail from the trailhead to the junction of Hossick Creek Trail (mile 6.5). The first mile or two is fairly easy, after that is several miles of switchbacks that are moderately steep, though they are long and wind through varied landscapes, becoming increasingly alpine as you progress, so you have some interesting stuff to look at as you climb several thousand feet up from the trailhead. As of this review there are at least 20 large deadfalls on the trail, including some that are very difficult to get around if you are carrying a pack. Overall a good hike with some beautiful view of the local peaks and William's creek reservoir.

backpacking
7 months ago

Friday, June 02, 2017