Miners Creek Trail

Total Miles
9.1

Elevation

3,413.61 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

8

Difficult

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

The Miners Creek Trail starts at the end of the Miners Creek Road out of Creede, Colorado, which has a trailhead and some easily dispersed camp spots. It follows the Miners Creek north for a long way, with some extensive side-hilling, and several fairly big creek crossings. There are new wooden bridges that have been installed in recent years across some of the biggest crossings, but a few creek crossings are really rocky and keep you on your toes. The trail has a mixture of embedded large rock and loose rock with a few tight switchbacks. The trail continues to steadily climb all the way for 8.6 miles, gaining 2,300 feet, and ultimately gets narrower and windier next to the river. There is a series of very tricky climbs due to rocks, overgrown grass, and large ruts that have created big holes in the trail. The north end of the trail climbs up through a canyon with some cool white exposed dirt on the side of the canyon wall. The north end meets up with the La Garita Stock Driveway Trail.

Difficulty

This is an advanced single track with tricky creek crossings, steep climbs, rocks, and switchbacks.

Technical Rating

8

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