Jack Creek

5/5 (5 reviews)
Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)
Last Updated: 10/27/2019
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Trail Information

Highlights

Climbing to just over 11,000 feet, Jack Creek is an easy off-road 4x4 climb into the Jack Creek Basin at the edge of the Never Summer Wilderness along the western edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The Jack Creek trailhead begins just outside of the Colorado ghost town, Teller City. This part of the state has an abundant moose population and crossing the path of one of these magnificent creatures is likely. During the fall season, autumn colors are vibrant from the plentiful aspen groves throughout the basin.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (5 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 09/06/2020

Explored up to waypoint 5 and found a great campsite. It was very smokey the whole trip due to the recent fires.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/26/2020

Explored up to waypoint 4. Easy trail to that point but an enjoyable trip. Looked like she good dispersed camping for the adventurous traveler.
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Open
Visited: 10/27/2019

The lower half of the trail has had some recent snow, but remains passable. On the upper portion of the trail from waypoint 4 and on, the snow gets deeper and the trail is difficult to manage. I did not go to Waypoint 5 as the road is exceptionally narrow with no place to turn around. The snow front last week's storm is crystal like and does not allow for good traction making it impassable for most vehicles. More snow is expected this week and the trail is likely impassable for the remainder of the season.
Andy
100
Status: Open
Visited: 07/27/2019

The trail is open to the top..no issues. It rained on us the entire trip up, but it didn't take away from the fun and beautiful views. The creek was running fast and there are some amazing view of it along the way. As we started back down, the skies cleared and the sun came out. Great trail!
Trail Review: Jack Creek - Andy
Trail Review: Jack Creek - Andy
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/15/2019

The trail is open with no snow through Waypoint 5. There is still quite a bit of snow as you approach 10k feet and it could be another few weeks until making the trail’s end is possible. With all the snow melt on the lower portion of the trail, water is running down most of the trail but it does not pose a problem. There were a handful of campers in the dispersed camping along Jack Creek just past Waypoint 1. The weatherman called for rain, but it was mostly sunny and beautiful in the afternoon.

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