Burro Trail # 873

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Burro Trail # 873

The Burro Trail is 7.1 miles long. It begins at County Road 14 and ends at Forest Road 329.

The trail drops off the main road down to the mouth of Burro Creek, then it follows the creek to its headwaters near Bennett Peak. This trail starts by descending many switchbacks to Burro Creek. The trail travels along mature stands of aspen and conifer. You will cross Burro Creek many times and see many Beaver ponds along the trail. Towards the end of the trail you will pass an old cabin, this cabin was once a Ranger Station. It is now a Guard Station, named in honor of Forest Ranger Fitton. The trail ends at FDR#329.

The trail is open for the following uses: Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide, Motorcycles, Mountain Bikes, Foot and Horse Travel.

Operational Hours: this trail is open year around but is usually snowed in from December until May.  Not recommended as a winter trail.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No Fee
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Best Season: June to September
Busiest Season: July and October (hunt season)
Restrictions: No JEEPS, NO ATV’s over 50 inches
Closest Towns: Del Norte, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service


DIRECTIONS FROM DEL, NORTE, COLORADO: at the west edge of Del Norte, take County Road 14 (Pinos Creek Road) FDR#330) about 11 ½ miles, turn West to the Burro Creek Trailhead. FDT#873 (Burro Creek Trail) is 7 miles long and ends at FDR#329. You can ride back down FDT#873 or go down FDR#329 to FDR#330 and you will arrive back at the Trailhead of Burro Creek.

Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking and Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

OHV Trail Riding

ATVs less than 50″ and motorcycles

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Big Game Hunting


  • Trail Measurement: 7.1 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 37°32'42.1"N
  • Compass Longitude: 106°30'13.8"W
  • Numeric Latitude: 37.54502468
  • Numeric Longitude: -106.5038279
  • Elevation in Meters: 2895 to 3352
  • Elevation in Feet: 9500 to 11000

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  • Trail Measurement
    7.1 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
  • Compass Longitude
  • Numeric Latitude
  • Numeric Longitude
  • Elevation in Feet
    9500 to 11000
  • Elevation in Meters
    2895 to 3352
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