The Sourdough is for all levels of hikers and quiet winter recreation users. It’s a delightful excursion through dense spruce forests and provides welcome shelter from the fierce winds that often rake the Indian Peaks. It follows a natural bench, so it is a favorite with hikers, trail runners, crosscountry skiers—and with mountain bikes—so stay alert. Done in short sections, the Sourdough can be a nice trek for families, while its total length can give speed hikers a workout. I almost didn’t include it in this book because I didn’t want more people on one of my favorite trails.However, the trail clearly illustrates that the Forest Service can use its authority to protect the peace and quiet of our national forests—qualities abundant on the Sourdough—even if a few human-made intrusions are present, such as the utility line near this trail’s southern end.
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Directions to: South Sourdoughprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||300 ft|
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate (depending on length)|
|Season||Best in Summer|
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