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Dry Fork Trail

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Length

4.0 Miles 6.5 Kilometers


Elevation

1,235' 376 m

Ascent

-35' -11 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

8,574' 2,613 m

High

7,374' 2,248 m

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A moderate climb to the Colorado Trail.

Missy Thompson

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Description

The Dry Fork trail is accessed from the parking lot on County Road 208. From Hwy 160 West turn right on Lightner Creek Rd. then right on Country Road 208. Stay right at the fork (it is 2.7 mi from Lightner Creek Rd. to the parking lot). The entrance to the parking lot is marked with a sign for Hofhein's Connection.

The Dry Fork trail offers a moderate grade, but not much rest and it does have considerable elevation gain. The trail climbs through scrub oak and pine, which are beautiful, but there isn't much in the way of views. The trail is generally smooth singletrack, with some small rocky sections thrown in for good measure.

After just under a mile of gentle climbing, you'll come to the junction with Hofhein's Connection. Dry Fork Trail is clearly marked. Ends at the Colorado Trail.

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