Solitude Creek

5/5 (20 reviews)
Estes Park, Colorado (Larimer County)
Last Updated: 12/01/2021

Trail Information


Solitude Creek is situated in Roosevelt National Forest just east of Estes Park. It is a loop off of the popular out-and-back, Pole Hill. This loop offers some truly epic camping opportunities and provides some of the most stunning views the Pole Hill area has to offer. There is one notable obstacle along Solitude Creek, which is called The Notch. Like the other trails in this area, any skill level or vehicle build will have a fun day out on this trail. The obstacles you will encounter will give the lesser built vehicles a challenge and will give the more built vehicles a chance to flex out. If you are into camping, definitely bring the tent out for this one. If you are more of a day tripper, make sure you bring a lunch as this trail provides some extremely scenic places to enjoy a bite to eat while enjoying gorgeous views of the surrounding environment. For a fantastic day of offroading, combine this trail with Panorama Peak and Pole Hill. Run all three trails for a great time close to the Front Range.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (20)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this along with the Solitude Creek and Pole Hill trails. The pockets of aspen were showing color pretty good and the trail was moderately busy but plenty of pullout spots and most everyone was courteous. This was my first run with my new to me JL Rubicon and it obviously handled everything very well, even in its stock form. Saw anything from built jeeps on 37s to stock F150s and even a somewhat built Subaru crosstrek on the trail. For me this part of the 3 trails was the best, the views were great and trail was fun.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Short, easy loop, with a great view at the top! Nobody else on the loop today.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

If you are doing One you may as well do all three. We did Pole hill, Panorama Peak and Solitude Creek all in one pass. Made for a great day in the rain!
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2021

Closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/18/2021

My favorite part of the Pole Hill trail. Several spurs and area's for dispersed camping - our group had no problem finding a place today to get off the main trail to setup chairs and eat some lunch. Great views overlooking Estes.

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