Swamp Creek Road

4/5 (9 reviews)
Swamp Creek Road is one of the few forest service roads in Northern Colorado that is not gated during the winter and spring seasons. Swamp Creek is available for use while many other trails in the vicinity are closed to mitigate resource damage from the spring run-off. During winter and spring month...Read More
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Highlights of Swamp Creek Road

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Mine Category IconMine
Snow Wheeling Category IconSnow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
9079 ft
Shape of Trail
Loop
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
171
Nearest Town
Red Feather Lakes
Nearest Services
Fort Collins
Management Agency
Roosevelt National Forest
District
Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Overview

Swamp Creek Road is one of the few forest service roads in Northern Colorado that is not gated during the winter and spring seasons. Swamp Creek is available for use while many other trails in the vicinity are closed to mitigate resource damage from the spring run-off. During winter and spring months, Swamp Creek offers some excellent opportunities to test your 4X4 through heavy and drifting snow. Popular with campers during the summer months, excellent dispersed camping with views of the mountains and the Poudre River Canyon makes this a great weekend destination. The ghost town of Manhattan, Colorado is located just south of the Swamp Creek Road trailhead.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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11 Waypoints
35 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
9 Community Reviews
1 Video
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