Sanford Trail to Timberline Trail

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Gunnison National Forest

Sanford Trail to Timberline Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Almont, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,496 feet Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

no dogs

This trail follows FS. up to the old Abbeyville mine. It’s mostly used by off road vehicles but is a great trail for hikers also. Once you get to the mine it’s 2 miles to the intersection with the Timberline trail. Pretty scenery all the way. Encountered only one group of OHVs at the top. Peaceful otherwise.

running
Sun Oct 16 2016

Great loop for a long run with friends!! It was rocky, washed out and steep as the trail winds its way through the trees. There were three small creek crossings with some mud at other points along the way. It was very challenging but the view overlooking Taylor Park to the North/Northwest and Mirror Lake to the Southeast makes it worth it! We started at 7am and it took us about 2 hours and 40 minutes to run it. We brought water and energy gel for the top before taking the trail back that goes toward Mirror Lake and CR 267. Afterwards we had breakfast at Nugget Cafe that is next to the Taylor Park Trading Post!