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Spring Creek

By Cole Ford

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What follows is a quick look at one of Colorado's many beautiful trails. Just because you've got a big ol' four wheel drive doesn't mean that every time you use it you've got to be out breaking parts and rolling over. Sometimes, just getting away and enjoying nature's beauty is more than enough. Welcome to Spring Creek.

Trail Information

GPS
N 39, 45.782'
W105, 38.008'

Elevation:
The trail starts at about 8118 feet and climbs to more than 11,000 feet.

Trail Description
The Spring Creek trail climbs from the canyon floor just off of I-70 near Downieville in Colorado to the top of a mountain and back down into the town of Georgetown. The trail is mostly a long rocky climb up a narrow road. There is one major obstacle near the beginning of the trail that is totally optional. Near the top of the trail there is a very impressive boulder field that is the only real hard core challenge.

I have seen stock Jeeps with good drivers negotiate through the bypasses with no problem. The boulder field can present a serious challenge for more entertainment. One of the coolest thing about this trail is the views of the surrounding mountains as the trail climbs up and then back down the mountain. The trail is pretty long. If you leave early you should be able to get through it by mid-afternoon.

Directions:
From Denver go West on I-70 to the Downieville exit. You will want to continue west on the service road. You will pass under I-70 one time. There is a left turn immediately before the road passes under I-70 the second time. Take this left turn, cross the bridge and turn left into the dirt lot. This is the trial head. The trail is very easy to follow. If you want the first hard core challenge stay to the left, if you want to bypass it take the first right. There is only one way to go from there. At the very top of the trail you will find some signs that will help you find your way down to Georgetown.

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