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Platte Springs Trail #626

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Platte Springs Trail #626 is a steep trail to the river used by anglers looking for solitude.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

8,505' 2,592 m

High

7,591' 2,314 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

914' 279 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Fishing · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Take FSR 210 to fork. At fork stay left and go through the gate. Hike a short doubletrack to end, then TH to the right.

Description

The first part of this trail is a doubletrack through a meadow, then the trail veers off to the right and is a faint singletrack. The trail is not well groomed and has a lot of downed trees through the first 0.2-miles of the trail.

Quickly, the trail becomes very steep with a 41% grade. Due to erosion, some class 2–simple scrambling is expected.

Follow the blue diamond trail markers placed on the trees on the way down. The markers help indicate identifying lines of least resistance on the trek.

The trail ends at the South Fork of the South Platte River. From here, you can return the way you came, or go one to enjoy Platte River #654 - well marked TH to the right.

Flora & Fauna

Coniferous Trees, Willows

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K Keiter

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#10

in Park County

#22244

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#10

in Park County

#1,797

in Colorado

#22,244

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Looking Upstream - Majestic Boulders scattered in the South Fork of the South Platte River.
Jun 4, 2021 near Deckers, CO
Bank of the South Fork of the South Platte River sprinkled with willows.
Jun 4, 2021 near Deckers, CO
Boulders along South Platte River Trail #654.
Oct 13, 2020 near Deckers, CO
TH at end of FSR 210
Jun 4, 2021 near Deckers, CO
Loose, rocky, steep trail.
Jun 4, 2021 near Deckers, CO
Pine needles litter the trail.
Jun 4, 2021 near Deckers, CO

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Oct 11, 2020
K Keiter