Peru Creek

A fun weekend adventure with a lot to do and great trails to drive.

Total Miles

10

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Elevation
11,250'
Duration
2 or 3 Hours
Technical Rating
2 / 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
Peru Creek
A super easy road to camping, hiking and more. There are some difficult trails in the area if you want more of a challenge. Cinnamon Gulch takes you to an amazing viewpoint at an old tram house. Chihuahua Gulch is a fun, challenging side trip. Closed from November 23 through May 20, or until dry.
History
The Pennsylvania Mine was a rich producer of gold and silver, with its best year occurring in 1893, the year of the great silver crash. It continued to operate through the crash, producing $3 million in total earnings between 1893 and 1898. It has been a major polluter of water in the area, and clean-up efforts, which have closed the trail intermittently in recent years, are now complete.
Getting There
Get off Route 6 just east of the Keystone Ski Area, following signs to Montezuma Road. There is an exit ramp for eastbound traffic, but westbound traffic must turn left at Gondola Road and backtrack to Montezuma Road. Head south on Montezuma Road 4.5 miles along the Snake River. When the road curves hard left, immediately turn left into a fenced parking area.
Contact for Current Conditions
White River N.F.
Dillon R.D.
(970) 468- 5400