Trail Name: Cashin Mine/La Sal Creek Trail
Best Use: Hiking, Birding
Best Time for Use: Best in Spring, Summer and Fall for hiking
Difficulty: Hiking – Intermediate
Length: 7.8 miles (12.6 km) as a down and back, 7.5 miles (10.1 km) down and out combined with the Dolores River Trail
Start Elevation: 5,350 ft (1,631 m) Maximum Elev: 0 ft (0 m), -370 ft (113 m)
Trail Surface and Use: A lightly used, single track trail that has been developed on a long- abandoned 2-track dirt road.
Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD auto in good weather, 4WD in fair to poor weather.
Trail Head Coordinates: 679,160 E; 4,242,240 N UTM Zone 12 WGS84
Best Feature: Great views from inside a major tributary of the Dolores River, which in this area is a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wilderness Study Area (WSA).
Cautions: The trail crosses La Sal Creek number of times. Be careful during spring run-off and when thunderstorms are forecast. Poison Ivy is also occasionally present along the sides of the creek.