Williams Creek Trail
The Williams Creek Trail in the Weminuche Wilderness reaches the Continental Divide in 14 miles. This hike description takes you to the first crossing of Williams Creek. Traveling above the creek, you’ll see various volcanic rock shapes from eroded fins to fluted cliffs. The trail progresses through forests of Douglas and white fir, limber pine, Gambel oak, aspen, and some beautiful wildflowers. Watch for deer. At the creek crossing, a little area to the right makes a great lunch stop. You can continue on the trail for a long day hike or a multi-day backpack. Crossing Williams Creek can be challenging or unsafe during spring runoff.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Pagosa Springs|
|Elevation Gain||740 ft|
|Duration||2.5 - 4 hours|
|Season||Best from mid-June to mid-October|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,360 ft|
|Top Elevation||9,100 ft|
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