Meadow Creek Reservoir CR 848

Total Miles
12.7

Elevation

3208.16 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

The primary access to Meadow Creek Reservoir starts on County Road 84. This route takes a more off-road and scenic drive to start, meeting up with CR 84 about 2/3 of the way up to Meadow Creek Reservoir. The reservoir is a popular summer beach hangout with beautiful views, fishing, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and lots of fun away from town. This provides access to the High Lonesome Trailhead as well as the Junco Lake Trailhead, which provides access to several hiking trails to pass over the continental divide.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Coming from Winter Park / Fraser traveling North, take a right onto CR 84 just before the left turning bridge leading into Tabernash. The road curves immediately left and then right, and after about 1/2 mile turn right onto CR 841. Take a left after about a mile onto CR 848 (to Hurd Creek Road). Stay right at the sign that says "Private Land" but please be respectful, quiet, and stay on the road as you travel through a short section of private land to arrive at the start of this drive.