Jack Creek

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5/5 (10 reviews)
Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)
Last Updated: 07/26/2023
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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 (10)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun trail with a couple mild obstacles. The trail was wet with running water in several spots, but wasn't too slippery. We parked in the limited space at the end and hiked Baker Pass and Mt Cindy. Weather was perfect, I wish I had taken a few photos. No wildlife spotted except for a couple of deer on the way down.
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Visited: 08/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did in stock ram 1500. Went on this trail to see the abundance of moose but did not see any.
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Visited: 08/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did the trail hoping to see the abundance of moose but sadly didn't see any. Did the trail in a ram 1500 stock.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This was an amazing trail. Some spots with large rocks and tight switchbacks made for a fun challenge. There are spots with large amounts of fallen trees due to an avalanche earlier this year but the trail has been cleared of the trees so it is still open. Ends with a great view!
Trail Review: Jack Creek - Cody Crowder
Trail Review: Jack Creek - Cody Crowder
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Visited: 08/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This was an amazing trail. Dome spots with large rocks and tight switchbacks made for a great challenge. There are spots with large amounts of fallen trees from an avalanche that was cool to see. Ends with a great view!

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