The Colorado Trail: North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Creek Trailhead

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The Colorado Trail: North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Creek Trailhead is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Buena Vista, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1279 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

no dogs

2 months ago

For the adventurous...take the right fork and head up to Horn Fork Basin.
Camping is usually available right after treeline and you sit underneath Columbia and Harvard.
Probably my fave camp spot even if you don't bag the 14ers.

7 months ago

Pretty woods. Nice climb. Not too had for someone in moderate shape. I got stopped by snow right before the top in early May.

hiking
Thursday, October 16, 2014

I hiked a portion of this trail in early October. It's a great trail to enjoy the fall foliage. Near the beginning of the trail I saw a small body of water with what appeared to be a beaver dam in the center. Then I saw two moose emerge and drink from the water! I thoroughly enjoyed this hike although I wasn't able to complete it due to time constraints.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016