Threemile Creek Trail is a moderate hike through the forest with numerous creek crossings as you hike up into the Mt. Evans Wilderness.

 

 

Off with the girls again for our monthly hike, this time looking for a more moderate hike than getting above the tree line. One has a bad foot so we opted for Threemile Creek. Perfect! Starting off crossing the North Fork South Platte River.

 

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TO THE TRAILHEAD

The bridge quickly leading into the forest and over another bridge, across the road and up a narrow gorge and into dense pines. This is the actual trailhead. A Forest Service Box at the entrance is reading for sign in at the entrance.

 

 

SO MANY CREEK CROSSINGS

Crossing Threemile Creek so many times I lost count! Hiking up and down the path, over rocks and roots, the trail is lined with a mixture of aspens and pines sprinkled with the beginnings of fall foliage. 

 

 

 

 

A great walk through the woods kinda day. Was so peaceful, not strenuous but still exhilarating.

 

 

BEAVERS WERE BUSY!

What a highlight to the day. I’ve never run across this before where Beaver has recently cut down trees. Across from the above photo was one of the largest Beaver ponds I’ve ever witnessed. Truly remarkable.

 


 

 

4 MILE TURNAROUND

Passing through a meadow and into more trees and creek crossings and finally coming to a stop somewhere at 4 miles then turning around.

NOTE: We did 9 miles out and back for a foot injury but you can go 12 miles out and back which gains 2,780 ft in elevation. A steep climb up switchbacks to treeline where views of Mt. Evans, Mt Kataka, and Bierstadt are amazing. This trail is meant for serious hikers too!

LOCATED: Approx. 2 miles north on Guanella Pass Road off of Hwy 285 at the town of Grant. Can be reached from the town of Georgetown also off of I-70, take Guanella Pass Road over the pass down to the trailhead.

TIDBITS
9 mile out and back (varies)

Rated: moderate, lots of rocks & roots

Open to leashed dogs, horseback

Known for wildflowers, fall colors

Family-friendly

Restroom at Trailhead

Large parking area

Pike & Arapaho National Forest

Mt. Evans Wilderness

South Platte Ranger District

 

MORE TRAILS YOU MIGHT ENJOY!

Herman Gulch Trail, Bakersville

Native Lake Trail, Leadville, CO

Mayflower Gulch, Summit County


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