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    Cimarrona Creek Trail #586 Short

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    12.2 km
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    629 m
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    The Cimarrona Creek trail #586 Short is a beautifully scenic and physically challenging hiking route in Colorado that will take you uphill for stunning views of the San Juan Mountains. While out hiking the trail, you will work your way through woodlands and open meadows in order to reach the rugged lower slopes of Cimarrona Peak and an interesting rock arch. Be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots with good support, as the trail is fairly steep and rugged throughout.

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    Route Description for Cimarrona Creek Trail #586 Short

    While it doesn’t make for an overly long hike, the Cimarrona Creek Trail #586 Short is a fantastic intermediate-length route if you are looking to experience the rugged and beautiful landscape of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will climb uphill to the northwest alongside the banks of Cimarrona Creek, passing through the dense woodland landscape as you gain elevation along the trail. Eventually, you will exit the dense cover of the forest and make your way through some open meadows with scattered rocky terrain, where you will have some nice views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

    With Cimarrona Peak ahead of you to the north, you will continue on climbing uphill through the rugged terrain, where you will eventually come to the rock arch along the trail. After exploring the area, turn back along the same path and make your way back down to the trailhead where you began your adventure.

    Getting to the Cimarrona Creek Trail #586 Short Trailhead

    The starting point for the Cimarrona Creek Trail #586 Short can be found at the Cimarrona Trailhead, just opposite the Cimarrona Campground on Forest Service Road 640.

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    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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      Out and back

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