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Brookside-McCurdy Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters) Twin Eagles Trailhead
Beginning Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters) Lost Park Trailhead
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,240 Feet (1010.0 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
High Point: 11,840 Feet (3690.8 Meters) south of Bison Pass
Length, One-way: 37 Miles (61.67 Kilometers) 59K
Other Maps: Pike National Forest, Trails Illustrated 105
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 607

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General Description

The Brookside-McCurdy Trail, 607, leads hikers through many different landscapes. From McCurdy Mountain to Bison Pass the hiker enters a ghost forest created by a fire that occurred around the turn of the century. The trees died standing upright and many of them remain that way, although they now look like driftwood. High elevation meadows, low grassy valleys, unusual granite formations and varied forests also add variety to hikers' experiences. The trail also enters bighorn sheep country offering a glimpse of the illusive beasts.

Starting at the Twin Eagles Trailhead, the Brookside McCurdy Trail is the main route from south to north through the Lost Creek Wilderness. It connects with seven other trails, most of which can be used to form loops. The north terminus of the trail is 3 miles west of Bailey. Water is available at Twin Eagles, Spruce Grove and Lost Park Trailheads.

Directions from Lake George: Travel 1.2 miles northwest on US Highway 24, then turn right on County Hwy 77 and travel 13.4 miles northwest to trailhead and Twin Eagles Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Early Summer through Late Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON Animal Identification Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON Bird Identification Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON Mushroom Identification Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON Plant Identification Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON Wildflower Identification Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON General Information Brookside-McCurdy Trailhead
ICON Viewing Scenery Brookside-McCurdy Trail
ICON Viewing Wildlife Brookside-McCurdy Trail

Related Activities
Ute Creek Trail - Ute Creek Trail leads 3 miles up the Ute Creek drainage to Bison Pass in the Lost Creek Wilderness. This trail intersects with the Brookside McCurdy Trail on Bison Pass.

More Information

Visitor Information:

South Park Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 219 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-2031


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