Rock Creek Tr

Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain269ft
Trailhead Elevation9,453ft
Elevation Min/Max9453/9651ft
Elevation Start/End9453/9453ft

Rock Creek Tr

Rock Creek Tr is a hiking trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within Eagles Nest Wilderness Area and White River National Forest. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 9,453 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 269 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: County Road 1350 and Gore Range Tr.

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Best Hikes with Kids Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Maureen Keilty
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"From the parking lot, walk west on the old mining road before reaching the wilderness boundary. The trail maintains a steady, gradual route up the Rock Creek valley, crossing the Gore Range Trail within the first 0.5 mile. (Several backpacking destinations are available on this trail.)" Read more
Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Dave Muller
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"North Rock Creek lies in a little-used area in the Eagles Nest Wilderness east of Keller Mountain and north of Silverthorne off of Colorado 9. The route begins on a wide road and then continues on a trail to an abandoned cinder-block cabin ruin at the far edge of a vast, flat meadow. Start south up the road, which rises and falls as it curls up the valley through evergreen forest for 1.4 miles to the summer Rock Creek Trailhead and parking area. On your way to this trailhead, avoid any side trails on the left and remain on the main wide road. North Rock Creek will always be on your left. At the Rock Creek Trailhead sign, keep to the left and quickly ascend the trail past a register, a signboard, and a sign indicating that you are entering the Alfred M. Bailey Bird Nesting Area." Read more

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Trail Information

Eagles Nest Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Eagles Nest Wilderness Area
Skill Level
For current conditions and more information, contact Dillon Ranger District, or (970) 468-5400
Local Contacts
White River National Forest; USGS Willow Lakes
Local Maps

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Dec 2018