Newlin Creek Trail

Florence, Colorado 81226

Newlin Creek Trail

Newlin Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Newlin Creek Trail wanders up a narrow canyon following the remains of an old logging road. Due to floods and deterioration, it’s tough to tell that this trail was once a road. Rocky cliffs loom over the trail in spots, while little waterfalls and cascades dance down the creek.

After crossing one wooden bridge, the trail crosses the creek numerous times on logs and rocks. The most interesting features of this hike lie in the destination meadow. An old steam boiler, flywheel, and chimney are all that remain of a sawmill operation."

More Newlin Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Newlin Creek Trail wanders up a narrow canyon following the remains of an old logging road. Due to floods and deterioration, it’s tough to tell that this trail was once a road. Rocky cliffs loom over the trail in spots, while little waterfalls and cascades dance down the creek.

After crossing one wooden bridge, the trail crosses the creek numerous times on logs and rocks.The most interesting features of this hike lie in the destination meadow. An old steam boiler, flywheel, and chimney are all that remain of a sawmill operation."

"Little waterfalls and fern-laced cliffs disguise the logging-road origins of this pleasant hike to an old steam boiler rusting in a meadow. Kids enjoy the rock-hopping or balancing skills required at each of the many stream crossings. They are thrilled when they discover the historic treasure at the trail’s destination."

Newlin Creek Trail Reviews

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6/21/2009
This was my first hike of the season and a good one to start off the season. We took the whole family as a Father’s Day activity and it was a great day. The trail was in good condition and well suited for the whole family. Enjoyed the history associated with the trail as well as the wild flowers.
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Trail Information

Florence
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
5
Distance
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2.25- 4 hours
Duration
Best from mid-May to early Nov
Season
San Isabel National Forest, San Carlos Ranger District, Cañon City; (719)2698500; www.fs.usda.gov/psicc
Local Contacts
USGS Rockvale
Local Maps