This backcountry trail has a total elevation difference of 2,708 feet, and that is higher than average. Different parts of Cinco Poses Trail are at very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the great outdoors trail could be very different from other parts of it. Sometimes this hiking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 4.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Cinco Poses Trail is a one trailhead backcountry trail, so you're looking at an in and out trek. This is not a very long hiking trail but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Being 5.4 miles long it's an average length great outdoors trail.