Whiskey Creek

Total Miles
9.0

Elevation

2,904.17 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

Whiskey Creek is a 9-mile fun and challenging single track on the border of Wyoming and Colorado. Much of this narrow trail is very rocky. It has lots of rock ledges and root ledges with big boulders in the trail, and some really narrow sections of side-hilling. The trail is mostly flat and runs by a creek with not much elevation gain, but it does have some steeper climbs and descents with loose dirt and lots of boulders. It goes through a really scenic landscape in the Routt National Forest through big open meadows and a pine and aspen tree forest. There are tons of downed trees that are mostly cut, but there is always potential for newly downed logs. There's one rocky creek crossing. The trail has three sections separated by dirt roads, but they are signed well at each entrance. The westernmost section is the rockiest. The middle section has one big rock ledge obstacle which is a huge boulder ledge in the middle of the trail. This obstacle is easier to do if going east to west because you will go down it instead of up it. The easternmost section is the easiest. Overall it's a very fun and technical trail, and one of the harder trails in the trail system.

Difficulty

This is an intermediate trail with 6-level difficulty due to lots of rocks and boulders on loose dirt in either direction, with one bigger rock ledge obstacle that is more difficult going west to east.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

Access the Hahn's Peak Trail System by taking Routt County Road 129 north of Hahn's Peak Village towards Columbine to access the National Forest. The dirt bike trails here are very spread out, so you will have to take several forest service roads and ATV trails to connect many of the trails, but you can stage in different zones with plenty of camping based on which trails you want to ride. Some of the popular staging/camping areas are Little Red Park off of Red Park Road (FS 409), or off of Whiskey Park Road (FS 550). There are several days worth of trails here and it's a very popular spot for dirt bikers and family camping in the summer. Most of the trails don't open until mid-June or July, and there can typically still be snow drifts and uncut logs in early summer. This area has a lot of beetle kill, so downed trees are common. There is no cell service except for on top of some of the peaks.

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