Cascade Creek

4.6/5 (47 reviews)
Idaho Springs, Colorado (ClearCreek County)
Last Updated: 01/03/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

Just outside of Idaho Springs the Cascade Creek off-road trail is one of the many trails that are close to Denver, Colorado. This rocky road travels under the cover of the pine and aspen trees in the Arapaho National Forest and can be used as a 4WD route between Idaho Springs and Georgetown when combined with Saxon Mountain. It is part of a network of several other trails that can provide a full day of wheeling that is close to home.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (47 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Fun trail. TJ on 31s and XJ on 32s ran it no problem. Needed a bit of spotting but wasn't too bad. What got interesting was when we took a wrong turn onto some random trail. Took quite a bit of body damage on that one and it took a while to get back out of there so just make sure to scout out the trail before you send it. Way too easy to get lost back there with no cell service.
Trail Review: Cascade Creek - aiden
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail was alot of fun. One spot was froze over and made things interesting. Definintly tested our stock JL.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/08/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Due to the rain, this has become much more difficult. Need to use 4L and my lockers a few times. Lots of just big enough boulders to keep you on your toes.
Trail Review: Cascade Creek - Alex Soderquist
Trail Review: Cascade Creek - Alex Soderquist
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very fun, completed in a 1st gen Durango with a 2” lift and 32” tires. Several pretty difficult obstacles, a jeep with 35” or bigger would have no issues. A lift and 4lo are required. Pretty muddy and the obstacles required a good spotter and a fair bit of throttle. Would be a lot easier in the dry season but definitely doable and very rewarding.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this in a Tacoma with 2.5 inch lift on 33s. Didn't need 4low until about a quarter the way in. Airdown is highly recommended. Otherwise, great trail that ended up a junction full of aspens! One, maybe 2 walls that a spot was needed for, otherwise, just a rocky, bumpy trail.

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