Purgatoire North Fork Trail #1309

EASY 9 reviews

Purgatoire North Fork Trail #1309 is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Weston, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 925 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips

bird watching

4 hours ago

Parts of this hike are easy, but I would rate this as moderate. There are a couple of larger river crossings (one you can cross using a downed tree and one you can go off route to get to a downed tree, or just get wet) and some steep talus fields before reaching the top. I would recommend taking poles for the talus field sections (I think there were 4-5). The views on this hike are pretty amazing. I did the hike in August and was rewarded with views of wildflowers throughout the hike. Definitely worth the effort. Also, this isn't really a loop but an out an back.

Excellent hike. Wildflowers were abundant and fabulous. Great views of the river for much of the trail. Grade is not too steep and is a pretty easy hike. We went to a river crossing and turned around. Caught several Brook Trout on dry flies near the crossing.

11 months ago

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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