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Stoner Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,920 Feet (3092.3 Meters)
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Elevation Gain: 760 Feet (236.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,160 Feet (2855.4 Meters)
Length: 14.3 Miles (23.83 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 625
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Nipple Mountain, Clyde Lake, Stoner

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General Description

This trail offers solitude and good fishing in Stoner Creek. The trail passes through aspen and spruce-fir stands which are excellent summer range for bear, elk, and deer. From Spring Creek down, the trail is closed to motorized traffic to provide a nonmotorized recreation experience. The trail is in primitive condition below the Spring Creek junction down to the private land. This trail is in an area leased for grazing during the summer months.

Directions from Dolores: This trail is accessed via the Stoner Mesa Road 686, the Spring Creek Trail 627, or the Twin Springs Trail 739. The Stoner Mesa Road access is the easiest and most popular. Take the West Dolores Road 535 north to its junction with the Stoner Mesa Road 686. Take road 686 east approximately 6.5 miles to the signs marking the Twin Springs Trail. Park and walk down to a trail sign near the first stock pond. From there you can go downhill to Stoner Creek or further east and further upstream to a different point on Stoner Creek.The trail parallels Stoner Creek down to private land at the bottom. There is no right-of-way through this private land, so you will need to return the way you entered.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Winter conditions. Updated: 2004-04-23 14:10:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Stoner Creek Trail

Related Activities
Stoner Mesa Trail - This well identified trail wanders through aspen forests, small fields, and large meadows.

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Visitor Information:

Dolores Public Lands Office, 29211 Hwy 184 , Dolores, CO, 81323, Phone: 970-882-7296, Fax: 970-882-6841, TTY: 970-882-6842


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