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Length: 15.7-miles end-to-end
Trailhead Facilities: None
Short Trail Summary: This hike description is a point-to-point hike.
The Quartz Ridge Trail is a rarely used trail with a guarantee of getting your feet wet on both ends despite seeing your vehicle in the parking lot.
This is an up and over hike with a lot of visual terrain change. There are numerous geological features, long view and thick tree stands. Amazingly, some of the scenery and trail will feel quite exposed with a pebbly foot tread.
The easternmost trailhead does pass through private property for 1.5-miles. Please be considerate to the private land owner who provides this access.
East Fork Trailhead Directions (West): From US 160/US 84 junction, continue east for 9.7-miles. Turn south onto East Fork Road (FS 667). Continue for 3.5-miles to the trailhead on the south side of the road. This is a shared trailhead with the Coal Creek Trail No. 581. A 4WD vehicle is recommended but the road is usually in good condition for 2WD vehicles to this trailhead.
East Fork Trailhead Directions (East): From US 160/US 84 junction, continue east for 9.7-miles. Turn south onto East Fork Road (FS 667). Continue for __-miles to the trailhead on the south side of the road. This trailhead is on private property. Be considerate of your impact.