Peru Creek

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

Total Miles
6.0

Elevation

3419.7 ft

Duration

2 or 3 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

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.

Difficulty

Easy. Forest Road 260 can be driven in a high-clearance two-wheeldrive vehicle when dry. You'll want 4-wheel drive for side roads.

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.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

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 (see map detail). 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.