Ute Creek Road

Idaho Springs, Colorado (ClearCreek County)

Last Updated: 05/17/2022
4 / 5 ( 11 reviews )
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Highlights

Highlight: Ute Creek Road
Ute Creek Road is one of the ways to access the multiple trails in the Saxon Mountain area. It is an easy trail that follows a residential road towards the south/lower trailhead. Ute Creek Road offers clear views of Mt Evans when you are at higher elevations. The few camp spots along the top of the Ute Creek Trail have expansive views of the mountains.

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Technical Rating

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Waypoints

1. North Trailhead (0 mi)
Intersection of NFSR 712.1/[South Spring Gulch](https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/2055-south-spring-gulch) going east/southwest, and NFSR 712.2A/Ute Creek/Lamertine Rd going southeast. Turn to go southeast on NFSR 712.2A/Ute Creek to begin the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: South Spring Gulch

North Trailhead The north trailhead is located at waypoint 9 along [South Spring Gulch Trail](https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/2055-south-spring-gulch) South Trailhead From I-70, take the Idaho Springs/Mt Evans exit (exit 240) and turn south on Colorado 103. Continue for 4.9 miles and Ute Creek Road/Colorado 118 will be on the north side of the road. There is a wide dirt shoulder across from Ute Creek Rd/Colorado 118.

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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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