Rat Creek Road

5/5 (3 reviews)
Rat Creek is a breathtaking side loop off of the popular and iconic Bachelor Loop Historic Driving Tour in a lesser-known area of the scenic San Juan Mountains. This rough offroad trail begins at the headwaters of Willow Creek, gives panoramic views of the Continental Divide, and passes through lush...Read More
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Highlights of Rat Creek Road

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
12516 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
5/16 - 3/14
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
505
Nearest Town
Creede
Nearest Services
Creede
Management Agency
Rio Grande National Forest
District
Divide Ranger District

Overview

Rat Creek is a breathtaking side loop off of the popular and iconic Bachelor Loop Historic Driving Tour in a lesser-known area of the scenic San Juan Mountains. This rough offroad trail begins at the headwaters of Willow Creek, gives panoramic views of the Continental Divide, and passes through lush meadows and dense forest as it snakes its way down a long valley back to Bachelor Road. If you are seeking a more exciting route in the Creede area but also want to experience the Bachelor Loop, this side spur is the trail for you.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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16 Waypoints
50 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
3 Community Reviews
1 Video
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