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United States : Colorado

3.1 miles (5.0 km) E of Woodland Park (Teller), El Paso, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 2805 m (9202 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 39°S 75°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: North view #3: East view #4: South view #5: West view towards a trail #6: Evidence

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  39°N 105°W (visit #7)  

#1: A shady confluence spot

(visited by Aaron B)

14-Jul-2020 -- I initially tried to access this confluence point through the Farish Recreation Area to the north of the point, but as others have discovered that is restricted to Air Force personnel and there are signs saying as much. So, I went the southern route instead. I took Loy Creek Road until I was about 900 m SSW of the confluence and parked at 38.992073, -105.002938. I grabbed a water bottle and set out on foot, aiming to get to a dirt track seen on satellite imagery that gets within 100m or so of the confluence point. This is easy enough to do, but in wetter conditions be mindful that there is a ditch you'll have to cross which may be muddy. As I reached the small pond at 39.000154, -105.001031, about 5 people, presumably Air Force folks, passed me on bicycle. They were enjoying some recreation on this warm summer day and seemed unperturbed by my presence on this same trail. Right after that pond I veered away from the dirt track and went straight into the forest on the right, where the confluence point was found to be in the shade of a large pine tree. There also seemed to be a deteriorated walking trail very close to the point, perhaps used by other recreationists. I spent only about 5 minutes at the site before I headed back to the car. I passed the same 5 bicyclists on my way south as they were coming back north.


 All pictures
#1: A shady confluence spot
#2: North view
#3: East view
#4: South view
#5: West view towards a trail
#6: Evidence
ALL: All pictures on one page
  Notes
Currently (2004-08-26) closed to the public.
It is located on Air Force property, no access unless you are in possession of proper Department of Defense identification.