Perham Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carbondale, CO that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from May until October.
Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel south on Highway 133 for 10 miles. The trailhead is 100 ft from mile marker 58 (they get smaller towards Redstone) on the right side. The entrance is marked with two large metal gates.
This is a steep trail for most of the hike up. There is a small creek that you cross over and can get water for your dogs, but otherwise, if its a hot sunny day, I recommend bringing LOTS of water. You are exposed to the sun most of the hike. The view of Sopris at the top of the meadow is amazing!
Steep, dusty and rocky for most of the trail. You can hear but not often see Perham Creek running in the canyon along the trail. The sound alone is peaceful though. The hike up is worthwhile once you reach the top, where it opens up into a large meadow and you get a great view of Mt. Sopris.