Upper Geneva (Geneva Creek)

4.7/5 (99 reviews)
Georgetown, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 05/30/2023

Trail Information


Upper Geneva Creek in Colorado presents a captivating adventure for off-roaders with its diverse terrain and scenic beauty. As you traverse the initial stretch of the trail, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the valley and the meandering Geneva Creek. The area is generously sprinkled with idyllic camping spots that accommodate tents, RVs, and trailers. As you venture further into the trail's second half, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Iron Fens, a rare and remarkable natural phenomenon exclusive to Colorado, with only eight known locations worldwide. Finally, you'll ascend to an elevation of over 11,000 feet, where the remnants of Geneva City stand as a testament to the mining past of this area. Amidst the relics at the end of the trail, you'll find an array of buildings and structures, including the ruins of the Sill Mine. This is an epic must-visit spot in Colorado where you can get your fill of scenery and fun history.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (99)
Partially Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/04/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

As of today, there are still some deep patches of snow that are blocking the trail closer to the end. I dug my way through the first large one and found another one further down the trail that had me decide to turn around. A couple in a RAZR were able to get further than I did, but told me that they too had to turn around about half way between waypoints 5 and 6. Great trail for the scenery and those looking to get into off-roading; something I want to run again once the snow has melted more.
Official Crew
Visited: 12/01/2022

This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/07/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Upper part of the trail had ice under approximately a foot of snow. slight tilt on snow covered narrow trail okay, till we hit ice. Then a bit scary. Did not finish the upper section. Approximately 50 yards from 2nd creek crossing just below way point 8, snow reached about 2 feet with ice underneat. Chains got us turned around and returned to trail head On that particular day it was a hard trail
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

One of my favorite trails - perfectly challenging terrain, and lots to do when you get up there. Iron fens are mesmerizing, and the Geneva Creek bowl feels huge and otherworldly. There's a ghost town complete with an abandoned mid-40s International Harvester pickup truck. The last 2 miles are narrow, but nothing is off-camber and there are still pockets for passing.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail. Iron fens are well worth the hike. 1.1 miles uphill from the gate.

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