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Map Key

7.7

Miles

12.4

KM

Point to Point

11,900' 3,627 m

High

8,985' 2,739 m

Low

3,082' 939 m

Up

1,058' 323 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

Our experience only covers the section from the trailhead to Four Mile Falls. The trail starts at the parking lot at the end of Four Mile Road (FR465) and climbs gently until reaching the boundary of the Weminuche Wilderness where it then drops sharply toward Four Mile Creek.

From that point, the trail follows the creek (although the creek is rarely visible from the trail) to the base of Falls Creek Falls. This section contains only small elevation changes. There are good views of Eagle Mountain and Eagle Peak No. 2. Views of Falls Creek Falls and Four Mile Falls are available over the last half mile before reaching Falls Creek (Falls Creek Falls are to the left). After crossing the creek, the trail becomes a bit more difficult but a short hike will lead to a closer look at Four Mile Falls.

The trail is heavily used and seems to be a favorite for families and their pets. In July and August, it is recommended to get an early start because temperatures can start to rise quickly late in the morning.

Shared By:

Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Tom Mathey

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 7 votes

#7988

Overall
  4.4 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#612

in Colorado

#7,988

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1,068 Since Sep 14, 2017
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Photos

Upper falls
Jul 6, 2022 near Pagosa…, CO
Basin on Turkey Creek side of saddle.
Jul 6, 2022 near Pagosa…, CO
At saddle loking towards Pagosa Springs.
Jul 6, 2022 near Pagosa…, CO
Eagle Mountain from Four Mile Falls Trail.
Jun 28, 2018 near Pagosa…, CO
Four Mile Falls Trailhead
Sep 13, 2017 near Pagosa…, CO
Wildflowers at the saddle.
Jul 6, 2022 near Pagosa…, CO
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