Looking for a relaxing hike through classic Colorado scenery and a babbling creek alongside you? North Ten Mile Creek Trail is it! Perfect trail for all seasons. Bring your snowshoes in winter, your camera in fall, your fishing pole, your wildflower book in summer, and relish all Colorado has to offer in one place.

 

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TRAILHEAD – NORTH TEN MILE CREEK

Finally stopped and did this hike. I have spotted this trailhead for years just off I-70 in Frisco, CO. I wish I had stopped years earlier as it was a perfect second-day hike after doing strenuous Buffalo Mountain Trail the day before. Many other days we would have enjoyed this trail. SO if you are passing by, stop here!

 

 

Heading up a paved road for a short walk, we are on our way up the trail. The first mile or so a steady incline through lodgepole pines and loads of Aspens. It’s early November today and the leaves have fallen but it’s obvious that in fall this is an Aspen haven.

 

 

I can hear the creek winding its way down the mountain far below us as we meander our way upward.

 

 

 

 

NUMEROUS AREAS TO HANG BY THE CREEK

Throughout the hike upward were numerous trails leading to the water’s edge. Lucky to find small waterfalls on the one we took. Now just starting to freeze over leaving me standing in a postcard setting. Winter is a special season when your out in it. A different kind of beauty.

 

 

The trail has leveled off and has now become a stroll through the forest.

Want to snowshoe? The Tubbs Women’s Wilderness Snowshoes are easy to use and I love them. Gets me outside in the cold!

 

 

Opening up to several expansive meadows and glimpses of the higher peaks.

 

 

 

 

REACHING WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST

After reaching the Wilderness area the trail became much more narrow, rocky, and rooty with lots of small water crossings for 1 1/4 mile more.

 


 

North Ten Mile Trail

 

“T” INTERSECTION FOR THE GORE RANGE TRAIL

And here we are at the “T” intersection of the Gore Range Trail. Most stop here and return the way we came. We ventured a bit farther straight ahead and found ourselves in marshy, wetland, and lost the trail.

Turning to the right (north) will take you into the Meadow Creek drainage and turning left (south) will take you up and over Uneva Pass to I-70 and Copper Mtn Resort. 

 

 

So many different options, kids would love climbing all the boulders, lots of areas to be by the water, and endless hiking if you want to backpack into the Gore Range. Excellent beginner hike or snowshoe to the “T” intersection of the Gore Range.

LOCATED: At the end of Main Street in Frisco, CO on the west side of I-70. From I-70 take Exit 201, Frisco Main Street. Turn away from Frisco (west) and park in the area just north of the interstate.

TIDBITS

Trail #37

7.3 mile out and back

Rated: easy/moderate

No restrooms

Nearest town: Frisco, CO

White River National Forest

Dillon Ranger District; Silverthorne, CO

 

HIKES WE LOVED NEAR FRISCO

Buffalo Mountain Trail – Silverthorne

Mohawk Lakes Trail – Breckenridge

Booth Lake Trail – Vail, CO

Lily Pad Lakes Trail РSilverthorne, CO

Westridge Trail – Loveland Pass

Herman Gulch Trail – Bakersville, CO

Mayflower Gulch Trail – Summit County


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