Burro Creek Trail #873

  • Del Norte
Elevation: 9500-11000
  • Horseback
  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • Motorcycle/Dirtbike
  • ATV
Seasonal Accessability:
  • Late Spring/Summer/Fall
Water Type:
  • Stream/Creek
Driving Directions:

At the west edge of Del Norte, take County Road 14 (Pinos Creek Road) FDR#330) about 11 ½ miles, turn West to the Burro Creek Trailhead. FDT#873 (Burro Creek Trail) is 7 miles long and ends at FDR#329. You can ride back down FDT#873 or go down FDR#329 to FDR#330 and you will arrive back at the Trailhead of Burro Creek.

Hiking Directions:

The Burro Trail is 7.1 miles long. It begins at County Road 14 and ends at Forest Road 329. The trail drops off the main road down to the mouth of Burro Creek, then it follows the creek to its headwaters near Bennett Peak. This trail starts by descending many switchbacks to Burro Creek. The trail travels along mature stands of aspen and conifer. You will cross Burro Creek many times and see many Beaver ponds along the trail. The trail ends at FDR#329.

Restrictions: Must have Colorado Fishing License to fish.
Description & Notes:

Towards the end of the trail you will pass an old cabin, this cabin was once a Ranger Station. It is now a Guard Station, named in honor of Forest Ranger Fitton.