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Cimarrona Trail has been Adopted by San Juan Outdoor Club
Cimarrona Trail #586 Map click here
Length: 8.3 -miles (one-way)
Elevation Stats: Elevation Gain 2,710 ft ( Altitude 8,494ft to 11,204ft with 4,127ft ascent and 1,389ft descent)
Trailhead Facilities: Campground facilities and restroom nearby with small parking area by trailhead.
Short Trail Summary: This hike description is to junction with the Continental Divide Trail No. 813.
The first two miles of this trail are relatively easy, winding through the spruce fir forest on the edge of the Weminuche Wilderness. The trail then begins to climb steeply eventually passing a spot referred to as the Cimarrona Arch Window at the 4 mile mark. Another 250-feet of elevation gain lands at an opening in the trail. A great turn around spot with a lunchtime view of Cimarrona Peak.
The trail continues to the northeast side of Cimarrona Peak, the trail passes the Hossick Creek Trail No. 585 at 6.5-miles before climbing up to the Continental Divide at Squaw Pass. At the pass hikers have ascended nearly 3,200-feet.
Directions: Drive North on Piedra Road (CR 600/FS 631) 22-miles to the intersection with the FS 640 (Williams Creek Road). Turn north and drive an additional 4.1-miles to the trailhead located on the north side of the road just beyond the entrance to the Cimarrona Campground. Driving Directions Map click here