Straight Creek Trail

Dillon, Colorado 80435

Straight Creek Trail

Straight Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Your pet will enjoy the peaty, soft ground and the numerous opportunities to get his paws wet or to wallow in the gently flowing water. Ignore the giant air intake drums on your right and stay to your left.

Hike north along the creek on a mostly discernable wide trail that was once a wagon road. Occasionally, the trail narrows and sections may have been washed out by the previous winter’s snow. Some of the wildflowers that grow on this steep hillside are the reddish king’s crown, pink elephants, pinkish queen’s crown, cowbane, blue columbine, the scarlet paintbrush, and the vivid reddish Parry’s primrose."

Straight Creek Trail Trip Reports

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100's of 1,000's of wildflowers; it was beautiful. I could have used a windbreaker at the top. Moderate traffic for a Friday, AM.

Straight Creek Trail Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
1,700 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
Best July to August
11,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
12,900 feet
Top Elevation
White River National Forest, Dillon Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Loveland Pass; Trails Illustrated Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Loveland Pass
Local Maps

Trail Log