Spring Creek

Total Miles
5.3

Elevation

3,384.52 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

8

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an extremely difficult trail full of challenges not for the faint of heart. It actually becomes more difficult year after year because it sees so much traffic. If you're up for the challenge, you'll be rewarded with some great views and some amazing obstacles.

Photos of Spring Creek

Spring Creek
Spring Creek

Difficulty

Difficult. Short sections of moderate road connect a series of steep boulder challenges. Highly modified vehicles only. Lockers are a must. Unlicensed vehicles are allowed, but getting an ATV or UTV up this trail would be quite an accomplishment.

Technical Rating

8

Status Reports

Jimbo Abel
Jun 09, 2024
4x4
Open
Clay Brubaker
Jun 02, 2024
1997 Toyota 4Runner
Obstructed
Deep Snow
About 1/8th mile from the connection to cascade loop is untracked and 3-4ft deep of snow still
Gavin Barkeen
Nov 17, 2023
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
Jim Rittenberg
Sep 14, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard

Access Description

Get off Interstate 70 at Downieville exit 234 west of Idaho Springs. Go west on the access road. It starts on the north side and passes under the freeway. At 1.1 miles from the exit, turn left on Alvarado Road. Cross the bridge and immediately pull over to the left.

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