Trail Creek Road

4.6/5 (33 reviews)
Idaho Springs, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 10/28/2022
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Just outside Idaho Springs, CO, Trail Creek Road passes a lot of mining remains, including the active Pheonix Mine, which offers tours. As you start up the switchbacks, the views across the valley and towards Idaho Springs open up, and at the top, there is a perfect place to stage a large group photo. Trail Creek Road is a great way into the Saxon Mountain Trail Network. This trail used to be an easy road but is now a fun, rock-laden trail that presents just enough challenges to make things interesting. Easily make a full day of wheeling by adding this to South Spring Gulch and Saxon Mountain Road.

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4.6/5 (34 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun trail lots to see. Obstacle at waypoint 13/14 after the structures was impassable for me but it looks like someone’s passed it at some point so it depends on the rig. Lots of snow and heavily rutted. Turned around here.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun, 4 level trail. I visited and there was snow covering exposed medium-sized rocks. Easy when in 4L. (14’ JKUR on 35” with 2.5”)
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 10/28/2022
JD Marshall
Official Crew
Status: Open
Visited: 10/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

I went out today to check on this trail after the previous reports and sure enough this trail is going to get bumped to a 4/5 and will be updated on the site in the next few days.
Trail Review: Trail Creek Road - JD Marshall
Trail Review: Trail Creek Road - JD Marshall
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun, easy and lots to see. Lots of awesome old mining structures. One small, moderately technical section past the larger mining structures but nothing difficult. Rocky enough to be fun but not hard, very interesting and lots to get out and see.

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