Avalanche Creek

Carbondale, Colorado 81623

Avalanche Creek

Avalanche Creek Professional Review and Guide

"A backpack along the Avalanche Creek valley. This trail follows the major drainage that runs west from the heart of the Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness. It is a long, valley-bottom trek with meadows sprinkled liberally along the timbered valley floor, ending with a steady climb to a spectacular lake basin.

Connecting trails include the Hell Roaring, East Creek, Avalanche Pass, Capitol Creek, and Silver Creek Pass routes, making the Avalanche Creek Trail an integral part of any extended trip in the western half of the wilderness."

Avalanche Creek Reviews

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6/15/2007
Trailhead and campground was not accessible in mid-June by non-SUV because of creek flowing across road just before campground about 2 miles down road.
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Trail Information

Carbondale
Nearby City
22
Distance
4,240 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Mid-June to mid-October (Duley Park); mid-July to mid-October (lake)
Season
7,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,700 feet
Top Elevation
Sopris District, White River National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Redstone, Capitol Peak
Local Maps