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No Name-FDT 1847

 

Difficulty:                  Moderate

Trail Use:                  Moderate

Length:                     6.3 miles

Elevation:                 Starts at 6260 ft, ends at 9746 ft, highest point 9746 ft

Elevation Gain:        +3486 feet

Open To:                  Hiking

 

Access :   Travel 28.6 miles west of Eagle on I-70 into Glenwood Canyon and take the No Name exit.   T urn right after you exit and travel 0.7 miles to the parking area and trailhead.

Trail Highlights :   The trail follows No Name Creek and the hillsides along the creek, with the first 1.5 miles being a fairly gentle grade.   The trail then leaves the creek with a number of switchbacks and continues along the hillside for 1.5 miles, crossing three smaller streams, before returning to and crossing No Name Creek.   If you can find the aqueduct you can follow this to Grizzly Creek-FDT 2065 which will lead you back to the Interstate at the Grizzly Creek trailhead and picnic area.   The trail returns to the hillside for another 1.5 miles before again crossing No Name Creek.   The trail forks to the right, this trail are East No Name– FDT 1848.   Most of the trail is very rocky with grades of 20-30 percent.   There are a number of good camping sites along the upper reaches of the trail and water is available along the entire trail route.   The trail offers excellent views of Glenwood Canyon, which is home to a wide variety of wildlife including mule deer, porcupines, mountain lions, squirrels, and bighorn sheep.   The creek bed is dense with deciduous trees and shrubs which attract numerous species of song birds.   The trail ends at FDR 631, from here you can follow the road until it heads back to the east and catch East No Name-FDT 1848 and take it back down to it’s junction with No Name.

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