Boulder Creek

Scout Route
5/5 (4 reviews)

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Boulder Creek Road goes to the historic abandoned mining town of Boulder City and a gorgeous secluded lake in the mountains. It includes impressive views of the forest and open areas, multiple river crossings, and many waterfalls. The trail becomes more difficult the further you go as the road transitions from dirt to a steep embankment of shale rock with a stream down the middle. Recommend this trail for more advanced off-roaders who can climb slippery, medium-size rocks; the course is single track. The decrepit city is embraced by richly colored peaks of the Boulder Mountains overlooking Sun Valley. Scattered pine trees and meadows of wildflowers and thick grasses surround the decaying cabins along the trail. The Golden Glow Mill on the hillside is one of the two centerpieces of this trail, and it is incredible to think of around 700 residents who lived by the mill in the late 1800s. Nestled above the mine is the second centerpiece, Boulder Lake, and it is a great spot to disperse camp or have a picnic lunch.