Quartz Creek Trail

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Quartz Creek Trail is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3891 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

snow

Once your up in the mountains it's a great trip. You get to see the CDT and the San Juan Wilderness and the Weiminuche Wilderness to the West. It's what you think about when you say the word Colorado Goes through Mtn meadows then through Ponderosa pine to bring you out on top above timberline. The first 4 miles are up. You'll gain 2000 feet in elevation pretty quick. Once on top you have to worry about your footing in certain places but as long as your careful it shouldn't be a concern.