Skelton Ridge (Trail 717A)

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Park and Ride

Corner of N.Fairview and E. Henrietta · Woodland Park, CO

How to find us

We'll meet in the parking lot of Park and Ride in Woodland Park

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Let's do Skelton Ridge(Trail 717A).

We'll meet at the Park and Ride in Woodland Park at 9:00 and then caravan to the trailhead from there.

Directions: The Park & Ride is behind Williams Log Furniture. Come in on 24, the third stop light is Fairview (Ute Pass Brewery will be on your right and Williams Log Furniture across the street). Take a right on Fairview and you will see the parking lot on your left. The Ute Pass Cultural Center is across the street.

Hike info:3.92 roundtrip

total ascent: 325 feet

starting elevation: 8780 ft

Use: bikes, ATV, hikers

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

For Skelton Ridge, we have a few notes about the trail:

from trailhead:

0.6 miles--intersection with Skelton Ridge, go right onto a closed dirt road.

0.73 miles--trail intersection on right, go straight

0.95 miles--trail intersection with tail 717a on the left. Go straight on FS 308

1.38 miles--ruins of a structure on the right. Including 2 chimneys. Area is surrounded by a fence.

1.96 miles--trail ends at the intersection of 4 trails in an open area (powerlines cross over this area). Mule Creek trail is straight across the open area.

Directions: Take Hwy 24 to Trout Creek Rd (County Rd 25). Continue on Trout Creek Rd for 3 miles to a large parking lot and trailhead on the right. There is a sign and map posted at the trailhead.

If you are late, lost or need to cancel last minute, call/text: Sandy[masked]