Trail Creek Road

Idaho Springs, Colorado (ClearCreek County)

Last Updated: 05/17/2022
4.4 / 5 ( 12 reviews )
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Highlights

Highlight: Trail Creek Road
Trail Creek Road is an easy addition to the trails in the Saxon Mountain network of trails. The area has many old mines, and you will drive along with one active mine and at least one mine ruin that you can see from your vehicle. You will be rewarded with views to the north across the valley as you gain elevation. At the west trailhead, you will be on South Spring Gulch where you can decide if you wish to continue climbing up Saxon Mountain or if you want to return to Idaho Springs.

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Waypoints

1. East Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn to go west on County Road 136/Trail Creek Road to begin the trail. Intersection of County Road 312/Stanley Road going northwest/southeast, and County Road 136/Trail Creek Road going west.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Idaho Springs

North Trailhead From I-70, take exit 239 toward Idaho Springs and turn south onto Stanley Road. Continue on Stanley Road for 1.1 miles, and Trail Creek Road will be on your left. This is the beginning of the trail. South Trailhead The West Trailhead is located at waypoint 10 along the [South Spring Gulch Trail](https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/2055-south-spring-gulch)

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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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