Mammoth Creek

Rollinsville, Colorado (Gilpin County)

Last Updated: 12/27/2020
2.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.86 miles
Highest Elevation: 9975 feet
Duration: About 40 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Rollinsville
Nearest Town w/ Services: Nederland
Official Road Name: 176.1
Management Agency: Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
District: Boulder Ranger District


Highlight: Mammoth Creek
This out-and-back spur off of Mammoth Gulch, west of Rollinsville, features several nice, large campsites as it makes its way through the thick, picturesque pine forest. The area is quite popular, though, and the sites fill up quickly. As you get higher up the trail, there are a few areas where the forest opens up and you can enjoy outstanding views of the gulch below as well as the surrounding mountains. This trail is a nice little diversion off the main Mammoth Gulch trail or a pleasant destination for a weekend camping excursion


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn northwest off of Mammoth Gulch onto 176 to begin the trail. Mammoth Creek shares the trailhead with 183, Nebraska Hill (Mammoth Reservoir). Mammoth Creek is the upper spur, in the middle.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Rollinsville, Colorado

Take Moffat Tunnel Road (Tolland Road) west about 5.2 miles to Waypoint 6. Turn left onto Mammoth Gulch and go south about 1.6 miles to Waypoint 3. Turn right onto 176 to begin the trail. Note that this trail shares the trailhead with Forest Service Road 183, Nebraska Hill (Mammoth Reservoir). 176, Mammoth Creek is the route in the middle.



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Bill Andrews

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Bill is an off-road enthusiast with nearly 30 years of 'wheeling experience. At one time he had a streak of about 20 years of 4-wheeling at least once a month. He likes anything from easy, dirt roads to difficult trails but stops short of extreme. Over the years he has traveled over 700 different trails, mostly in Colorado and Utah. He loves finding and exploring new areas and sharing his knowledge with others. He has been the coordinator of Calvary 4-Wheelers for many years.
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