Spring Creek

4.7/5 (33 reviews)
This off-road, rock crawling trail has become the "go to spot" for hard wheeling within a short drive from Denver. It sees very heavy traffic during the weekends, so don't expect to be on this trail alone. Traversing large boulders are the norm on Spring Creek. This trail is constantly changing as n... Read More
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Highlights of Spring Creek

Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Mine Category Icon Mine
Rock Category Icon Rock
Highest Elevation
11078 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
South
Official Trail Name
712.2J
Nearest Town
Downieville-Lawson-Dumont
Nearest Services
Downieville-Lawson-Dumont
Management Agency
Arapaho National Forest
District
Clear Creek Ranger District

Overview

This off-road, rock crawling trail has become the "go to spot" for hard wheeling within a short drive from Denver. It sees very heavy traffic during the weekends, so don't expect to be on this trail alone. Traversing large boulders are the norm on Spring Creek. This trail is constantly changing as new boulders become exposed each year and old boulders find new resting spots. It starts out pretty quickly with the first obstacle named "The Wall". Without a proper line here, body damage and/or rollovers are likely. The trail climbs straight up the mountain providing spectacular views above I-70 and the surrounding mountain towns. The final switchback known as "The Hard Left" will challenge even the most modified vehicles, before you enter the premier obstacle of the trail, "The Rock Garden" which has many different routes and lines, all of which will leave your undercarriage riddled with rock-rash scars.

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41 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
33 Community Reviews
1 Video
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