Trail Name: Sec. 13 Trail
Best Use: Hiking
Best Time for Use: All-year, but best to avoid the heat of summer
Difficulty: Beginner icon-beginner
Length: 3.6 miles (5.8 km) out and back from the trailhead
Start Elevation: 5,095 ft (1,814 m) Maximum Elev: 777 ft, (236 m) gain – 0 ft. (-0 m) loss
Trail Surface and Use: Abandoned historic rocked road for the first 0.25 mi (400 m), then an abandoned 2-track exploration road
Trail Head Access: Parking at CO Hwy 141 about 1, 900 ft (580 m) northwest of milepost 71.  Best to park on the west side of the road.
Trail Head Coordinates: 701,615E; 4,244,350N UTM WGS84 Zone12
Best Feature: A ramble through pinion-juniper forest interspersed with numerous small sage and grass clearings.
Cautions: None.

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Description: The trail starts just above the highway, look for a line of rock fill supporting an historic overgrown abandoned road. Follow the roadbed as it ascends the hillside, then where it appears to end just below a rocky ledge, work your way south around the outcrop and find a 1950’s era exploration road. The road trends west through some flats south of the San Miguel River. At 1.40 miles (2.3 km) the road intersects another road. While the inventoried trail goes NW a short distance, one can go south as well. This trail is best when one only wants to wander around for a few hours.

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