Solitude Creek

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4.9/5 (27 reviews)
Estes Park, Colorado (Larimer County)
Last Updated: 12/07/2023
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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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4.9/5 (27)
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Visited: 12/01/2023

Closed for the season per dates on the MVUM.
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2200
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Visited: 08/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this today in a stock 5th gen 4Runner TRD ORP. Probably the trickiest to find the good lines of the three trail legs in this area, but easily the most scenic. Definitely give this a try and bring a spotter if you are stock. The descent from the notch was the trickiest part for me. It was raining but not necessarily slick.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail is fun and the views are spectacular! A very nice day to have been up here.
Trail Review: Solitude Creek - Doug MacDougall
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did this as a part of my first trail, connected by Pole Hill Road. With a spotter, the trail was very fun but challenging in a good way for a transplanted flat-lander like me. My Stock JL Sahara on 33s did just find, with only a little fender stuff in a couple spots. Over all a very fun experience, even for a beginner like me.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/18/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Solitude Creek is a fun spur accessed from Pole Hill. Waypoint 3 is an interesting and easily maneuvered obstacle. A person could use this portion to test his/her skill as a way to approach future obstacles. This is low risk but high fun, albeit for just a few seconds. Waypoint 7 offers a fantastic view of Estes Park. After waypoint 7 heading south, I found it to be enjoyable with the greenery and casualness of the trail. A stock 4x4 should be able to maneuver the trail, but as usual, a lift and larger tires are always preferred.

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