Farmers Creek Trail

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Farmers Creek Trail # 801

The Farmers Creek trail is 7.7 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 500 and ends at Forest Trail 789 in Wason Park.

Only a few decent camping places exist along the lower portion of the trail.   Opportunities for fishing are poor.  Late fall hunting for big game exists.

The trail begins by paralleling the private fence along the Wason Ranch property for about 0.5 mile.

The trail then makes a short winding, steep climb northward away from the Rio Grande River.  The trail continues for approximately 1.0 mile over and through rolling, open grassy hills before dropping quickly into the main Farmers Creek Drainage.

After following the creek bottom for 0.5 mile, the trail will cross and begin a short, steep climb out of the main Farmers Creek Drainage.  The trail will continue a gradual climb up an aspen-covered drainage for about 1.5 miles.  Then the trail will switchback across a mixed aspen\spruce\fir covered hillside before entering several open parks with charred snags from past forest fires.  The trail will level out, pass through a small stand of spruce\fir timber, cross a tributary of West Bellow Creek, pass through several more small patches of timber and then meet FDT#789 (Wheeler Wason Trail) at the end of Wason Park.

The trail is open for the following uses: Mtn biking, Foot and Horse Travel. The upper 1/3 of the trail enters into the La Garita Wilderness. Mountain Bikes are not legal in the wilderness, must turn back.

Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: No Jeeps, No Atv’s
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

Directions: From the town of Creede, CO travel Southeast down State highway 149 for 2 miles. Turn East on Forest Road 500 and travel another mile to the trailhead at the end of the road.

Mountain Biking

The upper 1/3 of the trail enters into the La Garita Wilderness, Mountain Bikes are then not legal, you must turn back.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Dispersed Camping

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Day Hiking and Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 7.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 375121N
  • Compass Longitude: 1065044W
  • Numeric Latitude: 37.855833
  • Numeric Longitude: -106.8455995
  • Elevation in Meters: 2621 to 3444
  • Elevation in Feet: 8600 to 11300

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    7.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    375121N
  • Compass Longitude
    1065044W
  • Numeric Latitude
    37.855833
  • Numeric Longitude
    -106.8455995
  • Elevation in Feet
    8600 to 11300
  • Elevation in Meters
    2621 to 3444
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