Rock Creek

Climb to a beautiful, high ridge bordering Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Total Miles
3.5
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
3255.06

Duration
2 to 3

Technical Rating
5/10

Best Time
Summer/Fall

Trail Overview

This trail begins in Allenspark and heads up a ridge into the wilderness. The scenery is lush and beautiful, but views are blocked by trees. Camping is available along the trail and at the top. You'll see Rock Creek Ski Area mid-way up the trail to the left. The trail is open June 1 to November 30.

Difficulty

Difficult. Rocky, with several ledges. More narrow and steep at the top.

History

Owners were optimistic when the Rock Creek Ski Area opened in 1947 with two short rope tows and a snack bar. The lifts serviced five slopes covering beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. Expansion plans included a 4,900-ft. 'T' bar to be built by 1951, but with low revenues, the lans never materialized. (Source: Coloradoskihistory.com)

Access Description

From Highway 7, between Estes Park and Lyons, follow signs to Allenspark on the west side of the road. Head east from the Post Office one block to Ski Road, C.R. 107. Head south on Ski Road 1.3 miles to start of trail at forest boundary.

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