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Rio Grande National Forest-Old Cow Town Colorado

Near: SaguacheCO (Weather)
Number of
20 Total
200 Difficulty: Challenging Trail
Trail Description Some trails are quite steep and rocky. Some follow valleys and creek beds so are less rocky and much more gradual. Can be accessed right from the campground. Thousands of acres of National Forest land and BLM land to ride on. In addition to the marked trails, there are endless miles of unmarked trails. You would need to pack in to reach some of the more outlying regions. Area is quite rocky overall and arid. Spectacular views from the trails.
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Campground Excellent campground. Has corrals, stalls, arena, full RV hookups with water, electric, and sewer, church, saloon/restaurant, museum, gift shop, hotel, cabins, laundry, modern restroom and shower. Excellent site for individuals or groups, as well as for weddings, reunions, trainings. Trails accessed right from campground. Maps available in Saguache. Owners super friendly and accommodating.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Elect, shower, toilet, water, sewer Stall, corral, water Dave and Joanne Wendl
Dave and Joanne Wendl
36710 County Rd. CC 36
Saguache, CO, CO 81149
Directions 15 miles west of Saguache, CO on highway 114 in the Rio Grande National Forest area. Watch for the sign. Turn south on Co Rd. CC 36.
This information was provided by Donna Hempy on 9/9/2012 5:28:11 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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