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Stratton Reservoir is a 14.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 14.1 miles Elevation Gain: 4,596 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

running

views

off trail

no dogs

Take Seven Bridges Trail to Trail 622 then Trail 668. Once you pass Nelson's Camp take the informal trail on the right to Trail 701. Find the informal trail slightly right and continue to Stratton Reservoir. If you decide to stay straight, the trail become less defined as you enter the rock field. This is where the bushwhacking begins and becomes extremely difficult and poles do not help. It is best to take the FS 379A to the gate, then hike to the reservoir. The hike is about 14 miles with 4,100 vertical feet. It is not for the novice. Very difficult terrain once you depart Trail 668 and start hiking the informal trails . However, you can hike the FS 379A, which is less difficult but still very steep.

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