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Hike Crater Creek Falls

Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 am Register by Email

A challenging on & off-trail hike with unique destination and route. Starting at Andrews Lake, we take the Crater Lake trail for 3.5 miles. Then we go off-trail for about a mile, dropping 750 ft to the top of three 100 ft. waterfalls on Crater Creek. Our return route will depend on conditions, possibly hiking back up to return via the Crater Lake Trail, or an off-trail basically horizontal traverse across 4.5 miles of untouched pristine country, crossing 3 creeks and numerous small ridges. The bushwhack route is a little different each time. For experienced hikers. Plan on being out for a long day, lots of up and down, a few scratches, and a great time. Timing of the hike may be adjusted to catch the height of run-off.
Route map available at https://caltopo.com/m/NGMN
Limit 10. 2 well-behaved dogs on approval. Carpool $7.
RSVP Steve Schnarch 970 749-4478 ssalivedgo@gmail.com

SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only.

Meeting Place:

Durango Rec Center 7:30am
Purgatory Resort 7:45 am
Trailhead 8:00 am

Difficulty Info:

Hard
9.25 miles
1750 ft.
Moderate pace.