Dry Creek is a 8.4 mile out and back trail located near Westcliffe, CO and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until December.
Very demanding trail, it was strenuous and rocky, climbing, climbing and more climbing. The foliage and views were really awesome, the stream along side was beautiful for most of the hike. The lake at the trail end is around 12000 feet, so enjoy my pictures from the hike. The posted sign indicates 3.5 miles in, it's actually 5.0 miles in, total in and out 10 miles. I started at Horn Creek trailhead, so it was a total of 12 miles in an out to Dry Creek/Lake.
So get there, and enjoy Colorado and the Sangre De Cristo mountains!!!
I've completed several hikes in this area, everyone of them "amazing"!
This trail takes you up a valley to a couple lakes above timberline. It is long and demanding, but colorful in the fall. There are patches of aspens along the stream that are good photo opps.