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HIKE THE BUCHANAN PASS TRAIL TO TIMBERLINE FALLS: NEAR WARD, CO.

SECOND WIND HIKING
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Aug 12 9:00AM - 10:00AM

In memory of the late great Glen Campbell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6DB0o751K4


The eastern end of the Buchanan Pass Trail, the middle of the Ceran St Vrain Creek gushes through a deep gorge and drops in waters cascading over boulders at Timberline Falls.


This hike begins atthe Buchanan Pass Trail. The hike is an easy/moderate trail, 5.6 miles round trip if we hike to a meadow where the group usually has lunch. The elevation begins at 8,700 ft to 9, 300 ft.

The hike begins on a 4WD road which well hike for a few feet, take a right off the 4WD road onto the Buchanan Pass Trail which follows the creek for the entire dista. BE SURE TO BRING BUG SPRAY. Well pass a junction with the Sourdough Trail on the left, bear right toward Buchanan Pass, Cross a bridge (photo moment) over the creek and continue west on a narrow, rocky trail.

Once we arrive at the falls, there are trails which lead down to the creek bed and outcrops of rock above the falls and more descending trails above the falls. Take care on the rocks, above the falls, and when hiking the steep trails down to the creek, the waters run fast and a fall would likely to be fatal.

Directions:Approximately 6.5 miles north of Ward, Colorado, on Colorado Highway 72, watch for signs for Peaceful Valley and Camp Dick Campgrounds. Turn west onto Middle Saint Vrain Road (County Road 92 and National Forest System Road 114) and proceed approximately one miles through Camp Dick and another mile to the trail head.


Have a safe trip,

Don

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