Calico National Recreation Trail

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Calico National Recreation Trail, also known as the Upper Calico Trail, is located in the Dolores Ranger District of San Juan National Forest, the 5.5 mile Upper Calico Trail is rated moderate/difficult and has a starting elevation of 10,150' and an ending elevation of 10,400' (junction with Falls Creek Trail #640).

San Juan National Forest national forest in Colorado, United States

The San Juan National Forest is a U.S. National Forest covering over 1,878,846 acres in western Colorado. The forest occupies land in Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Miguel and San Juan Counties. It borders the Uncompahgre National Forest to the north and the Rio Grande National Forest to the east. The forest covers most of the southern portion of the San Juan Mountains west of the Continental Divide. The forest contains two alpine wilderness areas; the Weminuche and South San Juan, as well as the Piedra Area. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad passes through the National Forest.

Part of the National Recreation Trail (NRT), Upper Calico Trail is a single-track trail which makes its way over and around several peaks, and along fairly long stretches of narrow ridgelines. The Upper Calico NRT terminates at the junction with Fall Creek Trail and the lower portion of the Calico Trail. [1]

National Recreation Trail designation given to trails that contribute to health, conservation, and recreation goals in the United States

National Recreation Trail (NRT) is a designation given to existing trails that contribute to health, conservation, and recreation goals in the United States. Over 1,148 trails in all 50 U.S. states, available for public use and ranging from less than a mile to 485 miles (781 km) in length, have been designated as NRTs on federal, state, municipal, and privately owned lands. Trails may be nominated for designation as NRTs each year. The NRT online database includes information on most designated trails. National Recreational Trails are part of the National Trails System.

The trail is located near Dolores, Colorado and Rico, Colorado, in Dolores County, Colorado.

Dolores, Colorado Statutory Town in State of Colorado, United States

The Town of Dolores is a Statutory Town in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The population was 936 at the 2010 census. It is one of three incorporated municipalities in the county.

Rico, Colorado Town in State of Colorado, United States

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Dolores County, Colorado County in the United States

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Coordinates: 37°44′37″N108°04′54″W / 37.74361°N 108.08167°W / 37.74361; -108.08167

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