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Big Blue Trail

  If you are in Colorado during hiking season you have to go hiking. It's a long drive from Durango to Big Blue Trail but it is a good trail. Ok, you've been cooped up too long, time to get out in nature a bit and Big Blue Trail in Hinsdale County, Colorado is such a great place. In the San Juan and Jemez Mountains you'll find lots of hiking trails, it's a great hiking area.
Big Blue Campground is a glorious local campground, and a magnificent place for
    whitewater paddling is Henson Creek. You'll really wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the enjoyable stuff in the San Juan and Jemez Mountains. Big Blue Trail is a splendid site to visit for more than one day, Lake City Campground
is a splendid site to camp nearby. You're sure to bump into some smiling folks from Lake City here. If you donít have a problem getting covered with water, you can always go whitewater paddling on Lake Fork Gunnison River. At Big Blue Trail during the summertime highs are in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 50's. Highs through the winter are usually in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Big Blue Trail are in the 10's. Big  
Blue Trail gets very little precipitation. August is the wettest month with most rain; June meanwhile is the driest month.

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These outdoors activities are available near Big Blue Trail.
 Campgrounds Near Big Blue Trail:
Engineer Pass #2, Lake City , 5 miles away
Engineer Pass #1, Lake City , 5 miles away
Engineer Pass #3, Lake City , 5 miles away
Engineer Pass #4, Lake City , 5 miles away
East Fork Trailhead, Cimarron , 7 miles away
 Whitewater Near Big Blue Trail:
Henson Creek, Hinsdale County , 5 miles away, Class IV-V - 6.7 miles long (Above Nellie Creek to 1/2 mile from Lake City)
Lake Fork Gunnison River, Hinsdale/Gunnison County , 9 miles away, Class III - 3.6 miles long (Lake City Town Run)
Cimarron River, Gunnison / Montrose County , 12 miles away, Class V+ - 10.2 miles long (Big Cimarron Campground to Cimarron Road bridge)
Uncompahgre River, Ouray County , 17 miles away, Class V+ - 2.2 miles long (Ouray to KOA campground)
Lake Fork Gunnison River, Hinsdale/Gunnison County , 19 miles away, Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Redbridge to Blue Mesa Reservoir)
 Public Lands Near Big Blue Trail:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 60 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 60 miles away
Ridgway State Park, Colorado , 23 miles away
San Juan National Forest, Colorado , 26 miles away
Crawford State Park, Colorado , 34 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Blue Trail:
Surf Chateau, Buena Vista , 9 miles away
China Clipper Inn, Ouray , 17 miles away
Beaumont Hotel And Spa, Ouray , 17 miles away
Ouray Chalet Inn, Ouray , 17 miles away
St.Elmo Hotel, Ouray , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Blue Trail
Lake San Cristobal, Hinsdale County , 12 miles away

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