Canyon Creek - Quartz Hill

Total Miles
23.2

Elevation

2,509.33 ft

Duration

1.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This route will take you through Vipond Park, a subalpine meadow. The southern approach to the meadow is a very steep single-lane road with limited turnouts, do not bring a trailer on this side. This route includes Glendale and the kilns that supplied it with charcoal.

Photos of Canyon Creek - Quartz Hill

Canyon Creek - Quartz Hill
Canyon Creek - Quartz Hill
Canyon Creek - Quartz Hill

Difficulty

The southern side of the route is steep and narrow.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Jason M
May 12, 2024
Open
Normal
Dry. Slow for heavy trucks. Mostly ATV's on the trail. Some steep drops-offs
Ross Carlson
Oct 20, 2023
1998 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
I drove this from Melrose to Hwy 43. The road was 2 lanes up until the top of the subalpine meadow, then 1 lane to the highway. Very dusty on the Melrose end, almost chalky fine moon dust. Saw 3 other parties out on the trail.
Dave Oliverson
Sep 04, 2023
SxS
Open
Muddy/Wet
Dusty

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