South Fork of Lake Creek is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Granite, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from July until September.
Pretty hike we've done a couple of times. Follows an old mine road up the valley to a pass that crosses into the Lincoln Creek valley and ghost town Ruby. Saw a herd of elk on one of our hikes there. Long, rutted 4 wheel drive road to the trailhead (a couple stream crossings, but not a narrow road nor near drop offs.