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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Salida Ranger District

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Four Mile Trailhead

Elevation: 9,960 Feet (3104.7 Meters)

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General Description

Fourmile Trailhead is located approximately 12 miles northeast of Buena Vista. It provides access to the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area, Fourmile Creek Trail, Rough and Tumbling Trail, Rich Creek Trail and Salt Creek Trail. The trailhead has room for 5 cars. No facilities are located at the trailhead.

Directions from Buena Vista: Drive north on County Road 371 from the main street in Buena Vista. Make a right on to County Road 377 immediately before you drive through the Railroad tunnels bored in the rock along the Arkansas River. Travel approximately 5.5 miles on 377/375 until 375 splits to the right. Drive 2 more miles to the trailhead. This is defined as a four-wheel drive road on the map, but a passenger car would have few problems unless the road became very wet.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October (NOTE: no services) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Four Mile Trailhead
ICON Backpacking Fourmile Trailhead - Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
ICON Fishing Fourmile Trailhead - Fourmile Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Fourmile Trailhead - Rough and Tumbling Creek Trail (Fourmile Creek Trail)
ICON Horseback Riding Fourmile Trailhead - Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

Related Activities
Rich Creek Trail - The Rich Creek Trail travels mostly within the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. The terrain is moderately difficult to traverse with the opportunity to summit the 13,000' Buffalo Peaks.

Rough and Tumbling Creek Trail - Rough and Tumbling Creek Trail makes a good backpacking trail in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. The trail is 11.3 miles long from the Rich Creek Trailhead to the Fourmile Trailhead.

Salt Creek Trail - The Salt Creek Trail provides users with a wilderness experience with opportunities to view unique flora and fauna. The trail traverses 15 miles on the eastern perimeter of the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Salida Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 325 Rainbow Blvd. , Salida, CO, 81201, Phone: 719-539-3591, Fax: 719-539-3593


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