Perham Creek

Pitkin County, Colorado 81656

Distance4.3mi
Elevation Gain2,749ft
Trailhead Elevation6,698ft
Top7,923ft
Elevation Min/Max6698/7923ft
Elevation Start/End6698/6698ft

Perham Creek

Perham Creek is a hiking and horse trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 6,698 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,749 feet.

Perham Creek Professional Review and Guide

"Highlights: A great ride and a real challenge for the expert mountain cyclist. Features beautiful scenery and great views. Tread: 8.2 miles on singletrack, 0.8 mile on doubletrack.

From the intersection of Colorado 133 and Main Street in Carbondale, follow Colorado 133 toward Redstone. Travel 10.2 miles to a pullout/parking area on the right. A sign marks Perham Creek Trail 1949."

Perham Creek Reviews

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10/18/2009
Almost like 2 different hikes... - The first moderately steep and narrow on sometimes loose footing. Sparse vegetation, rock slide areas and substantial drop-offs on your left. Mostly vertical until just before you cross Perham Creek. - Then is a more gradual ascent through scrub oak and aspen up along the side of Perham Creek. Cool and lots of vegetation... very pleasant . You reach the upper meadow at about the 2 mile mark, just after a large stand of aspen. Pretty hike, good workout, 3 hours roundtrip at a leisurely pace. BTW, this is NOT a mountain bike trail. Sorry, MTB'ers.
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Trail Information

Pitkin County
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White River National Forest
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USGS Garfield County
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