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Pole Creek Trail (Saguache Ranger District)

Beginning Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,200 Feet (997.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 12,000 Feet (3740.6 Meters) Ends at Pole Creek Lake
Length, One-way: 3.4 Miles (5.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 878
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Crestone Peak

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General Description

The trail is not maintained since there is no public access and may be difficult to follow. It is not recommended for horse travel. An attraction is fishing in the lower part of the creek; the lake is not known to support any fish.

Directions from Duncan: The trail is accessible off gated 4WD roads in the Baca Grant. No public right-of-way exists across the Baca. The trail is closed to motorized traffic.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing In the lower part of the creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Pole Creek Trail (Saguache Ranger District)

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Visitor Information:

Saguache Ranger Station, 46525 Colorado Highway 114, P.O. Box 67 , Saguache, CO, 81149, Phone: 719-655-2553, TTY: 719-655-2547


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