The trailhead starts above Platoro Reservoir on Forest Road 247. The trail is well suited for day hiking or overnight use. The trail is relatively easy and provides access to the South San Juan Wilderness, 1.5 miles from the trail head. A hiker has views of Platoro Reservoir and Adams Fork Creek as it cuts its way through a glacier valley to the Continental Divide. The trail is a short distance from the creek as it winds around side canyons, through Engelmann spruce and alpine fir forests.
Aspen trees with wildflowers
The trail continues to climb until it turns west. At this point, a hiker has a view of the Continental Divide with Summit Peak to the north. When hikers reach the trail junctions, they have the opportunity to hike north or south along the Continental Divide. There are opportunities for camping along Adams Fork Creek. Attractions are alpine meadows with the rocky peaks of the Continental Divide in the background.
Directions from Antonio: Drive west from Antonito on Highway 14. From the junction of Forest Development Road # 250 and Forest Development Road # 247, drive 4.7 miles southwest along Platoro Reservoir on Forest Development Road # 247 to the trailhead.
Directions: Via the Continental Divide Trail #813