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Elk Creek Trail

  Heading Northwest to Elk Creek 3rd wk Sept, 2010.  Hope to have lots of pics on return.  See ya there!
Says Halcyon

This part of Colorado is always a pleasure to visit during hiking season. There are many wonderful hiking trails in the San Juan and Jemez Mountains where wonderful nature is waiting for you. Pretty far from Espanola you find Elk Creek Trail but it's one of those places where hiking is great.
Finally, hiking time is here again, and
     Elk Creek Trail in Conejos County, Colorado is a great place to go. If you come at the right time of year, Conejos River offers some good whitewater. Spectacle Lake Campground is a good campground nearby, and whitewater paddling
is not for everyone but if it's for you then, we recommend Rio Chama. Elk Creek Trail is in the vicinity of Victoria Gulch which is definitely worth going to. Conejos Campground is a great local campground. Elk Creek Trail usually gets much rain. March is when you get the most snow here; June meanwhile is the driest month. High temperatures at Elk Creek Trail throughout the long summer days are in the 60's. For the period of the moonlight hours it's usually  
in the 40's. For the period of the winter this place gets highs in the 30's, and overnight lows at Elk Creek Trail all through the winter commonly sink into the 0's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Elk Creek Trail.
 Trails Near Elk Creek Trail:
Ruybalid Trail, Conejos County , 3 miles away
Bear Lake Trail, Conejos County , 7 miles away
Red Lake Trail, Conejos County , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Elk Creek Trail:
Conejos Campground, Conejos County , 6 miles away
Spectacle Lake Campground, Conejos County , 6 miles away
Trujillo Meadows Campground, Conejos County , 8 miles away
El Vado Lake Camping Resort, Tierra Amarilla , 9 miles away
Lake Fork - Red Mt, Del Norte , 9 miles away
 Whitewater Near Elk Creek Trail:
Conejos River, Conejos County , 9 miles away, Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Platoro Reservoir to South Fork Conejos)
Rio Chama, Rio Arriba County , 16 miles away, Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chama to Los Ojos)
Rio de los Pinos, -blank- County , 16 miles away, Class V+ - 8.8 miles long (Osier Colorado to Campground Close to San Miguel New Mexico)
Rio Brazos, Rio Arriba Co. County , 18 miles away, Class V+ - 14.5 miles long (above Corkins Lodge)
Navajo River, Rio Arriba County , 18 miles away, Class II - 20 miles long (Chromo Colorado to Colorado Border)
 Public Lands Near Elk Creek Trail:
Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Mosca - CO , 63 miles away
Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico , 25 miles away
El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico , 30 miles away
Carson National Forest, New Mexico , 39 miles away
 Hotels Near Elk Creek Trail:
Gandy Dancer Inn Bed And Breakfast, Chama , 14 miles away
Branding Iron Motel, Chama , 14 miles away
Allington Inn And Suites, South Fork , 30 miles away
AppleLodge Bed & Breakfast, Del Norte , 31 miles away
BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, Monte Vista , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Elk Creek Trail
Bear Lake, Conejos County , 7 miles away
Opal Lake, Archuleta County , 16 miles away
Terrace Reservoir, Conejos County , 20 miles away

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