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Backpacking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Cebolla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Canon Hondo Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,320 Feet (3146 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 780 Feet (243.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,100 Feet (3460.1 Meters)
Length: 2.0 Miles (3.2 Kilometers) to a dead end
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 595
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Elk Park and Creede
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

Canon Hondo Trail, 595, lies within the La Garita Wilderness and can be accessed from the Eddiesville Trailhead. It follows a small drainage named Canon Hondo that exists between Stewart Creek and Cochetopa Creek. To reach Canon Hondo, hike one quarter mile south on the Skyline/Colorado Trail, 465, to the trail intersection. Trail 595 will lead to the following a small creek. The trail is only maintained for about two miles from Skyline Trail. Wildlife can often be seen from the top of the canyon.

Directions from Gunnison: Access Via Forest Service Road 794: Take Highway 50 east to Colorado State Highway 114. Drive through Cochetopa Canyon and then turn right on the access road to Dome Lakes and the Old Agency Work Center (BLM Route 3083, NN 14 Road). Continue past Upper and Lower Dome Reserviors to BLM Route 3086 (15-GG Road). Turn right on BLM 3086 and follow it approximately four miles to the Stewart Creek Road sign and Forest Service Road 794. Follow 794 17 miles to the Eddiesville Trailhead. Hike the Skyline Trail approximately 1/4 mile to the Canon Hondo Trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Canon Hondo Trail
ICON Cold Water Fishing Cochetopa Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Canon Hondo Trail
ICON Animal Identification Canon Hondo Trail
ICON Bird Identification Canon Hondo Trail
ICON Plant Identification Canon Hondo Trail
ICON Wildflower Identification Canon Hondo Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Canon Hondo Trail
ICON Viewing Wildlife Canon Hondo Trail

Related Activities
Canyon Diablo Trail - The Canyon Diablo Trail stems from Trail 465 along Cochetopa Creek. The entire trail lies within the boundaries of the La Garita Wilderness.

Skyline Trail #465 - This trail delivers the traveler to the Continental Divide. The streams provide good fishing and herds of deer and elk are often visible.

Stewart Creek Loop #470 - This trail takes the traveler along Stewart Creek. Bighorn sheep, mule deer, and elk are often seen along the trail.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Taylor River/Cebolla Ranger Districts, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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