Peru Creek

4.3/5 (27 reviews)
Montezuma, Colorado (Summit County)
Last Updated: 11/24/2022
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Highlights

Peru Creek is an easy dirt road that travels up from the Snake River to the Horseshoe Basin. It provides access to some of Summit County's rich mining history. Several 4WD trails of varying difficulty spur off of Peru Creek. The northeastern end of the trail is closed to motor vehicles, but can be hiked all way up to Argentine Pass or Grays Peak (elev. 14,270).

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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (27 reviews)
Todd
Official Crew
103150
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/24/2022

Closed for the season! See you next year!
Ry
300
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Can be a little rocky in certain parts but I think a stock 2WD car can handle this if they have the patience to drive slow (1-5mph in many spots). I like that this trail follows the creek and you can stop in many places to camp or walk around.
Trail Review: Peru Creek - Ry
Trail Review: Peru Creek - Ry
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail with lots of potholes for the first mile or two. Stopped for lots of photos of a pretty little stream next to the trail, beaver dams, mines and scenic mountains along the trail. Sorry to see the trail doesn't go to Horseshoe Basin anymore. We used to really enjoy it back in the 1980's when it was open.
Trail Review: Peru Creek - Roger P.
Trail Review: Peru Creek - Roger P.
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very easy dirt road with some really good views driving through the valley. Having a few spurs (Warden Gulch, Chihuahua Gulch & Cinnamon Gulch) makes this area a lot of fun and I spent two days exploring/camping and had a good time. It was also pretty cool seeing some cars parked on top of Argentine Pass knowing I've been up there a few times and am usually looking down on the Peru Creek area!
Trail Review: Peru Creek - Andrew
JD Marshall
Official Crew
108300
Status: Open
Visited: 05/20/2022

Dillion Ranger District confirms that trails are open to motorized use as of 5/21 this season! Beware of late-season snow and muddy conditions that can make these trails more difficult.

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