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Cascade Creek

Take this fun loop between Georgetown and Idaho Springs.

Total Miles

12

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Elevation
11,050'
Duration
2 to 3 Hours
Technical Rating
6 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Cascade Creek
Enjoy a drive through a nice network of mountain backroads on this loop between Georgetown and Idaho Springs. Be aware that it passes by a lot of private property and there is very little parking available for unlicensed vehicles. No seasonal closures, but check the weather.
History
Hidden in the trees is the townsite of Lamartine. A faint road 727.1B leads to it. A small town of about 500 mine workers lived here in the late 1890s to service the Lamartine Mine. Just a few logs remain from a couple of cabins. If you look closely as you drive the trails, you’ll see remains of many other mines in the area.
Getting There
Get off I-70 at Idaho Springs, Exit 240. Head south on Route 103 towards Mt. Evans. Turn right on Cascade Creek Road about a half mile past mile marker 5. There’s a small area to park along 103 before you turn and more parking 0.4 mile up the trail.
Contact for Current Conditions
Arapaho N.F.
Clear Creek R.D.
(303) 567-3000