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Length: 8-miles (one-way)
Trailhead Facilities: Campground facilities nearby
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 Window. 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.