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Access an awesome loop via Hermosa Creek Trail then connect Clear Creek Trail #550 and South Fork Trail #549.


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Map Key

27.5

Miles

44.3

KM

Lollipop

10,148' 3,093 m

High

7,452' 2,271 m

Low

4,266' 1,300 m

Up

4,265' 1,300 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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Connect a couple Hermosa Creek-area trails to form a long and challenging outing.

Description

Head out on the Hermosa Creek Trail from the campground until you reach the Clear Creek Trail #550 junction, then make a left onto Clear Creek Trail #550 and cross Hermosa Creek. Continue on Clear Creek Trail #550 and eventually it will deposit you at a parking area on Junction Creek Rd #204 and here you'll begin the South Fork Trail #549 segment.

After approximately seven challenging miles, you'll arrive at the Hermosa Creek Trail where you'll turn right to head back to the campground where you started.

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Shared By:

David Deliz

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Brilliant fall foliage.
Oct 3, 2023 near Durango, CO
Looking toward the La Plata Mountains.
Sep 22, 2021 near Durango, CO
Scrub oak on the Hermosa Creek Trail.
Oct 3, 2023 near Durango, CO
Some unburned ponderosa and pretty hillside.
Oct 3, 2023 near Durango, CO
Nice smooth section of trail.
Oct 3, 2023 near Durango, CO
Severely burned area on the Hermosa Creek Trail.
Oct 3, 2023 near Durango, CO

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