Wellington Ditch Trail
ElevationAscent: 18' 5 m
Descent: -57' -17 m
High: 8,355' 2,547 m
Low: 8,308' 2,532 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“A sunny foothills trail connecting Montville Nature Trail to the Pinyon Flats Campground.”— Kristen Arendt
To the west, you'll have great views across the valley of the sand dunes and Medano Creek. The trail ends at the campground where you can choose to either hike back the way you came or continue onto the other trails on the north side of the campground or make a loop down to the dunes on the Dunes Access from Campground Trail.
This trail is great on windy days as it is more sheltered from the wind, and you can enjoy the views of the sand dunes without getting actively exfoliated by them.
Elk, deer, rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks. You will see or hear many birds such as pine siskins, juncos, bluebirds, robins, grosbeaks, magpies, ravens, hawks, and woodpeckers.
Local Club: Friends of the Dunes