Three Mile Creek Trail

Grant, Colorado 80448

Three Mile Creek Trail

Three Mile Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike along Three Mile Creek is through a dense deciduous and conifer forest and has multiple stream crossings. These crossings are shallow and often no more than a large step across to the other bank. Dogs love this hike. It’s a favorite Colorado Mountain Club doggie hike.

The hike also offers spectacular autumn foliage and high mountain scenery at timberline. Since the Three Mile Creek drainage begins in the southern half of the Mount Evans Wilderness, wilderness rules apply and your dog must be leashed. Because the Three Mile Creek Trail penetrates deep into the Mount Evans Wilderness and intersects with the Rosalie Trail, this day hike can easily become a one- or two-night backpack with camping in one of the many meadows inside the wilderness area."

Three Mile Creek Trail Trip Reports

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Good trip, lots of pine and aspen forest. There are only a couple of suitable camping spots on the way up. By late August, the flowers aren't as abundant. The average 10% grade is not bad for day hikes, but may prove difficult for novice backpackers. There are a couple of rough rocky sections in the first 1.5 miles, but the trail climbs steadily after that.
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This trail was great. A great excape from the heat of Denver. Very lush, and shady. Lots to look at. It crosses the creek several times via log brdiges, The last we got to was damaged, so sadly we had to turn back due to the creeks rushing melt water. But Im sure the last bit up, would have been just as nice.

Three Mile Creek Trail Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
1,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
8 to 9 hours
Best May to June; September to October
10,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,500 feet
Top Elevation
Pike National Forest, South Platte Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Logan, Mount Evans; Trails Illustrated Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Loveland Pass
Local Maps

Trail Log