Salt Creek Trail (#618) is a 18 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairplay, CO that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from June until September.
Came into the middle of the trail and really enjoyed the forest especially with the fall colors
I really want to come back and do this hike when the Aspens turn in the fall. It was a very serene hike - beautiful, lush forest that reminded me of New England. Plan to walk most of the road to the trailhead unless you want to do some serious off-roading. The trail was obvious, but overgrown in spots (see attached photo).