Lewis Creek Trail

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The inconspicuous road to the Lewis Creek Trailhead (FR 310) runs west through private property, but the trail gets into an area of National Forest with an interesting forest mix, including Ponderosa Pine, White Fir, Blue Spruce, Gambel Oak and pinyon-juniper habitat. Pygmy Nuthatch is abundant, and Band-tailed Pigeon has been seen here; hikers are likely to encounter pine squirrels and chipmunks, and the lucky might even see a bear. In addition, there is a cattail-choked pond on private property about halfway between the highway and the trailhead that is worth a look from the road.

County: Custer
Habitat: Mixed-Conifer Forest, Pond

Directions: The entrance to FR 310 is 2.2 miles south of Wetmore along CO-96, on the west wide of the road.

Delorme: 72 C2
Roads of Colorado: 120 C2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours:
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Road into the property is private; remain on the road
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in Wetmore or Canon City

Other Wildlife: Elk
Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some car viewing and easy walking trail

Elevation: 6691
Latitude: 38.196067
Longitude: -105.109828

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingYes
Fishing