Peru Creek

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4.3/5 (39 reviews)
Montezuma, Colorado (Summit County)
Last Updated: 07/16/2023

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Highlights

Peru Creek is an easy dirt road from the Snake River to the Horseshoe Basin. It provides access to 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 up to Argentine Pass or the 14,270-foot Grays Peak.


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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (39)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/17/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Got to this trail late in the day and trying to find a camping spot late in the day is difficult. I would try to get there early this place has some nice views
Trail Review: Peru Creek - Santiago Huichapan
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Visited: 07/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Always beautiful with extremely interesting mining relics. However crazy busy with many very impatient nut cases trying to pass multiple cars. Awful level of loud ATVs. Again, driving way too fast... go find a face track.
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Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/15/2023

Easy trail but very bumpy, lots of small rocks and ruts and a lot of pot holes, especially near the beginning. The scenery is breathtaking as you travel up the beautiful valley surrounded by majestic peaks. Lots of interesting mining era remnants as well. The trail was clear all the way to the locked gate at the end of the motorized portion.
Trail Review: Peru Creek - Bill Andrews
Trail Review: Peru Creek - Bill Andrews
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/03/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy dirt road with a few rough spots.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is getting very rutted out at the main entry but overall the road isn't that bad. I did air down and recommend doing the same to all vehicles to help make the ride more comfortable. Leads back to some great camping along the river, old mines and good views. Love this trail for just a quick weekend getaway, hiking and biking.

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