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Adams Fork

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General Description

Conejos River Canyon
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Conejos River Canyon
The Adams Fork flows from headwaters below Summit Peak on the Continental Divide to join the Conejos River near Platoro Reservoir. This creek enters the South San Juan Wilderness. Access in the wilderness on Adams Fork Trail 713 is restricted to foot and horse travel. Rainbow trout are common in the stream.

Directions from Antonito: Travel west from Antonito on Highway 17. Access is via Forest Road 250 and 247. Motorized vehicles are restricted to the first 1.5 miles from the trailhead on 247.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Powered Boating Platoro Reservoir
ICON Camping Mix Lake Campground
ICON Fishing Adams Fork
ICON Hiking & Walking Adam's Fork and Three Forks Trails
ICON Rivers & Streams Adams Fork

Related Activities
Adams Fork Trail - This trail is well suited for day hiking or overnight use. It is relatively easy and provides access to the South San Juan Wilderness.

Mix Lake - 90% of the shoreline is rated easy to fish. Due to its proximity to the Platoro and Mix Lake Campground, this lake is heavily fished. It is stocked regularly with rainbow trout.

Mix Lake Campground - Mix Lake Campground is located one mile west of Platoro in the Conejos River drainage. Many bodies of water provide fishing and there is access to the South San Juan Wilderness nearby.

Mix Lake Day Use Area - Heavily fished, stocked lake.

Platoro Reservoir - Platoro Reservoir lies a short distance west of the tourist-mining village Platoro. The lake is 990 acres, the highest man-made lake in North America.

Three Forks Trail - The trailhead starts from the parking area at the end of Forest Development Road # 247.

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Visitor Information:

Conejos Peak Ranger Station, 15571 County Road T-5, P.O. Box 420 , La Jara, CO, 81140, Phone: 719-274-8971, TTY: 719-274-3139


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