Rock Creek

Allenspark, Colorado (Boulder County)

Last Updated: 12/15/2020
3.5 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Status:
Impassable
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.47 miles
Highest Elevation: 10655 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Allenspark
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lyons
Official Road Name: 116.2
Management Agency: Roosevelt National Forest
District: Boulder Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Rock Creek
Rock Creek is a short OHV trail that runs north to south just outside of Allenspark, CO. This off-road route is accessible primarily during the summer months, typically July to November. The highlights of Rock Creek are, by far, the lush creekside drive, beautiful dense forest and a few small obstacles that keep things technically interesting. This is a great place for creekside camping tucked in the trees. Keep an eye out for wild raspberries!

Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY - MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead ( mi)
The Rock Creek trailhead is located about 1.5 miles south of Allenspark, CO on the left at forest road 116.2. Taking a right onto forest road 116.1 will take you to the St. Vrain Mountain Trailhead.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lyons

From Lyons, drive west on CO-7 for about 19 miles until you get to Allenspark. Turn left onto CO-7 BUS E. In about 800 feet turn right onto CR 107/Ski Road. Continue on CR 107/Ski Road for about 1.5 miles until you come to a fork in the road. Keep to the left to begin the Rock Creek trail on forest road 116.2.

Camping

Dispersed

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Writer Information

Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.
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