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Ryman Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,480 Feet (2643.4 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,320 Feet (723.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters) Trail ends at the end of upper fork
Length: 5.0 Miles (8.33 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 735
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Rico, Orphan Butte

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General Description

The Ryman Creek Trail generally follows the Ryman Creek drainage; however, one fork of the trail climbs and follows a steep ridge line and then joins the Divide road 564. The trail passes through stands of spruce, fir, aspen, and Ponderosa pine. There are views of Ryman Creek drainage. The other fork follows the Ryman creek bottom. The trail passes through spruce-fir stands that are interspersed with open meadows.

This trail is lightly used and provides an opportunity for solitude. Trout fishing is available in Ryman Creek. The trail is in primitive condition and is open to the use of motorcycles.

Directions from Rico, Colorado: The trail begins off Colorado State Hwy 145 approximately 4.5 miles south.

Directions from Dolores, Colorado: The trail begins off Colorado State Hwy 145 approximately 31.0 miles north.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Winter conditions. Updated: 2004-04-22 15:28:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Ryman Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Motorcycle Riding Experienced riders.

Related Activities
Big Bend Trail - Wonderful views, wildflowers and fishing holes are part of this trail that is in the Hermosa drainage and would make an excellent loop trail. The entire drainage is usually full of elk, coyote and an occasional bear.

South Fork Trail (Columbine Ranger District) - This trail provides beautiful meadows, good fishing, great views and access to other trails. There are a few creek crossings and spring runoff can create challenges.

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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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