Major Creek

Villa Grove, Colorado 81155

Major Creek

Major Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A good trail past huge aspens and beaver ponds up to a high valley with access to Lakes Peak, Electric Peak, and Mount Niedhardt. Treatable water is available up most of the valley but is limited in the upper basin. Hunters frequent the valley during the fall.

From the trailhead, turn right (south) and hike past juniper and cactus to the ridge overlooking the Major Creek valley. Switchback down to the creek, taking care to avoid private land on the right (west). At the bottom of the descent, turn left (east) and follow the trail as it skirts and crosses the creek several times before passing to the left (north) around marshes and beaver ponds. Pass the ponds and hike the moderately steep trail up the lower meadows, where you can see Lakes Peak above the upper valley."

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Trail Information

Villa Grove
Nearby City
2,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
Best May to November
8,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,400 feet
Top Elevation
Rio Grande National Forest, San Isabel National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Electric Peak , Valley View Hot Springs
Local Maps