Straight Creek

Total Miles
3.6

Elevation

3146.86 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

An ATV or dirt bike trail that follows I-70 from the town of Dillon to the Eisenhower Tunnel. You follow the creek most of the time which and are in the shadow of I-70. Mostly an easy road with some sand, washouts, a few shallow creeks, and some small but steep hills. This passes through the burn scar from the 2021 Straight Creek Fire.

Difficulty

Easy

History

This appears to have been built to support the construction of I70 and the tunnels. Today it serves as a service road for the I70 drainage system which is interesting in itself, as well as for access to utilities to the tunnel.

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

Headed north from Dillion, CO on US 6 take a left on Evergreen Road and an immediate left on CO 51 which is paved. At the top of the hill there is a large water tank on the right and a FS work center on the left. Proceed down the road to a large staging area and a gate by a dam and pond