Sevenmile Creek

Total Miles
7.0

Elevation

2,754.94 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Start off through a valley, meandering along a beautiful rocky creek. Then climb out and head across some majestic forest land. The second portion offers a lot of different side roads to take, with a great deal camping for large RVs or motorhomes. Open June 14 to April 15.

Photos of Sevenmile Creek

Sevenmile Creek
Sevenmile Creek
Sevenmile Creek

Difficulty

Moderate. Rocky, muddy and washed out in places, very slow-going climb. Aggressive, high-clearance SUVs can do it with patience and careful tire placement.

History

Mines along the trail once supported the town of Manhattan, located east of the trail along F.S. 162 (see map for location). The town developed in the late 1880s bringing gold seekers with high hopes of striking it rich. Unfortunately, no big strikes were made and by 1915 the town was abandoned. It was finally burned down by the Forest Service in the 1950s and nothing remains today.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Jeff Moore
Aug 27, 2023
Dirt Bike
Temporarily Closed
Eli Loper
Jul 16, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
A Kidd
Jun 26, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Posted Sign
Michael Waldron
Jun 17, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate

Access Description

From Fort Collins, take Highway 14 west about 31 miles from Hwy. 287. Turn right on well-marked C.R. 69 just before Rustic. Go uphill 0.4 miles to trail on left. If you drive Kelly Flats first, turn left from west end of trail and head downhill on C.R. 69 about 2 miles. Watch for F.S. 225 on right.

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