Trailhead:  Pine Creek
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  cdgibbons
 Date of Info:  07/01/2020
 Date Posted:  07/02/2020
 Status Update
As has been reported elsewhere, dry and easy to access; (very modest) $1/person, $2/animal fee request to cross private property. There is a no camping sign at the curve where some passenger cars park but appears to be available dispersed camping above and below that point.

Some older reports had questions about distance on this trail; my GPS measured pretty close to what is in Roach's book. Measuring from the private property sign just below the locked gate, 2.2 miles to where the road becomes trail, 4.3 to the footbridge/CT junction, 6.9 to the cabin, and 10.0 to the trail junction where the Elkhead Pass trail splits off (which is signed).

Saw six tents in the valley in the morning, one accompanied by a couple of llamas, and about that many folks on the trail in the afternoon. Beautiful valley, especially above the footbridge/CT junction.




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