Ascent to Zapata Falls Trail on 2008-06-02

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Monday, June 2, 2008
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Place:Zapata Falls Trail
    Elevation:3261 m / 10700 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Park at Trail head for Zapata Falls south of Great Sand Dunes National Park. Trail up South Zapata Creek branches off trail to falls just before falls. Winds steadily above falls at modest rate, crosses creek (a substantial ford n early June), passes by abandoned mountain cabin. Great views of sand dunes and valley looking toward San Juan Mountains to the west.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:323 m / 1060 ft
    Distance:8 km / 5 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:323 m / 1060 ft
    Distance:4 km / 2.5 mi
    Trailhead:2938 m / 9640 ft
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 km / 2.5 mi

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