Cascade Creek

Take this fun loop between Georgetown and Idaho Springs.

Total Miles


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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.
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