Fourmile Area: Little Cottonwood Creek

4.6/5 (9 reviews)
Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 05/01/2023

Trail Information


Little Cottonwood Creek (FS 185D) is an incredible trail at highlighting the many aspects that the Fourmile Travel Management Area has to offer to the interested traveler. Traveling through sandy soils and cottonwood trees, through beautiful aspen groves, and charming meadows. All Leading you to some of the most captivating views of the surrounding Collegiate Mountain Ranges you will ever enjoy.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (9)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Wet day. Muddy at two points. If following the guide it'll be an uphill mud climb. And at the end (my beginning) muddy. Great trail relatively narrow (full size might have difficulty in some spots). The view was phenomenal, even with the over cast and rain. A CVT SUV (Subaru) could do this.
Official Crew
Visited: 05/01/2023

Gates are open for the season. Enjoy the trail.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Really fun side trail. Definitely needed 4 low for the steep section. Camped at waypoint 8, view was incredible. Also camped down a side trail near waypoint 9. That spot is level and well maintained and also has a great view.
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2021

Closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Visited: 09/13/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Steep sections coming from Bald Mtn loop direction are very challenging on a large ADV bike (BMW 800 GS). I know this is not a motorcycle site, but just sharing....

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