Ute Creek Road

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4/5 (34 reviews)
Idaho Springs, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 10/14/2023
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In the Saxon Mountain network of trails near Georgetown, CO, Ute Creek Road is a rough ride with scenic views. At the higher elevations, the nearby Mount Evans is ready to be photographed. There are campsites with great views as well. While this road used to be an easy access road, time and weather have made this a technical trail while still allowing it to be an easier way to the top of Saxon Mountain. You can combine this trail with nearly any that connects to it and make a full day of wheeling.

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4.1/5 (34)
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Partially Open
Visited: 10/14/2023

The season's first real snowstorm has moved through the Colorado High Country, and the daytime temps are not low enough to melt the storms anymore. This trail should be considered only partially open at it's lower altitudes and may be dangerous if you encounter snow, if not impassable, until Spring.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Fun trail, beautiful views. A little more technical than a 2 but nothing hard. Either need good clearance for a couple areas or good finding the right line. Overall a good time and connects with a few other fun slightly technical trails. Good for beginners wanting to do something more than a dirt road but nothing to stressful.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I was hesitant to take this trail because I was picturing more of a washboard road. I took the road from south to north and the road was not that bad. There should be a waypoint just before number 4 due to the large washed out rocks. A high clearance vehicle is definitely recommend and choosing the right line will definitely help.
Visited: 06/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Descriptions listed are accurate, easy road but very rocky with small rocks. Air down for sure or you will regret it. The road takes you through some very beautiful treed areas and is a great drive.
Rated 2/5
Visited: 06/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Just a trail through the woods. Rocky as hell, beats ya to death. Won't take again. Nothing technical, and a brave and experienced subaru would probably make it. However, one misjudged rock may ruin the day. Any true suv/truck will have no problems besides needing a chiropractor.

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