Windy Pass Trail No. 566

Windy Pass 1 - Janine Photo - Resize
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Length: 4.2-miles (one-way)

Trailhead Facilities: None

Short Trail Summary: This hike description is to the junction with Treasure Mountain Trail No. 565.

This is a multi-use trail access that climbs up from Hwy 160.

At Windy Pass, this uphill hike will gain approximately 1,800-feet in 3-miles and will take the user through small meadows, aspen and mixed conifer forest. The trail crosses a small creek with a nearby spring. Reaching the pass offers spectacular views to the south and east. The Windy Pass Trail continues another 1.3-miles beyond the pass to the junction of Treasure Mountain Trail No. 565. This last segment of trail remains on contour with several open views.

Directions: From US 160/US 84 junction, continue east 14-miles to West Fork Road. The trailhead is located on the east side of Hwy 160, just past West Fork Road. There is parking on the West Fork side of the highway.

Photo Credit: Janine Emmets

4 thoughts on “Windy Pass Trail No. 566

  1. As of June 10, 2018, San Juan Backcountry Horsemen members Ron Decker and Becca Smith cleared Windy Pass Trail to Treasure Mountain trail (~ 1.5 miles).


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