Middle Fork Trail # 589 Map: (click here)
Length: 10.5 miles one way
Elevation Stats: Elevation Gain 3,542 (altitude 8,452 to 12,001) with Ascent 5,429 and Descent 1,876.
Trailhead Facilities: Restroom with large parking lot and overnight camping available.
Short Trail Description: This trail travels past Window Lake and Monument Lake up and over Palomino Mountain to the Continental Divide Trail. The crossing of the Middle Fork can be difficult during high water. The trail is steep and offers little camping along the way.
Driving Directions: From Forest Service office on Highway 160 go East for for 2.4 miles then turn right on Piedra Road for 15.7 miles. Turn on to Taylor Lane for 144ft then turn left on FS road 636 5.4 miles . Trailhead is at end of road.
Driving Directions Map (click here)