Ute Creek Road

4.2/5 (29 reviews)
Idaho Springs, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 10/18/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

4.2/5 (29 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy and fun, beautiful trail. 2-6 inches of snow along the whole trail, some decent drifts here and there but no issues at all in 4lo on 32’s. Cool way to enter South Spring Gulch and surrounding trails.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very easy, nothing of note. Any high clearance 4wd will have no issues. Some cool stuff along the way but not much, just a fun easy trail.
Rory
1500
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Rocky and steep! Definitely make sure to air down and take it slow
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail was a little harder than expected due to some washout damage but it was not bad with 4H. The area at the end was large enough for us to safely pull off and refill our tires.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

If this is a 2, then I have vastly over-estimated the capabilities of a Subaru Outback, and vastly underestimated what these ratings mean. I really thought an "easy" trail would be okay, but this would absolutely have eaten my car for lunch had I not turned back. Maybe some day I'll buy a vehicle as capable as whatever you all drive, but in the mean time, I guess off-roading isn't for me after all. Damn. Rated 5 stars because if you're into remembering why you raised your suspension and bought bash plates (I have done neither) then this trail will deliver!

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