Three Mile Creek Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bailey, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Bailey: Drive west 10.8 miles from Bailey on Highway 285 to Grant. Turn right (north) on Park County Road 62 (sometimes called the Guanella Pass Road). Drive 2.8 miles to the trailhead on the right (east) side of the road. There is a limited amount of parking at the trailhead.
I have not been up the path for two years. I forget how nice it is hiking by the stream. could not go the whole way 12th bridge was down we did not want to get wet.
Beautiful creek hike with tons of aspens!!
The county Road 62 has been paved ALL the way from Grant to I70. Parking has been expanded by combining trailheads like Whiteside and Threemile Creek. This means the OLD trailhead parking referred to above is not correct. Loads more parking for cars AND oversized vehicles like RVs and horse trailers. Park in the new lot and cross the bridge. Take the trail on the RIGHT until it crosses the road and the old trailhead will be obvious.
Did a 14.5 mile hike from Deer Creek Trailhead, via Rosalie Trail to Three Mile Trail. Lots of cityfolks in the predictable spots (that being within a mile or two from the parking area) taking pictures and breathers at every corner. Like most hikes however, once you get beyond the three mile turn-around spot, it turns into the sort of solitude and peaceful place it's meant to be. Follow Threemile up for about 4.5-5 miles and you'll run into Rosalie Trail, either on it's way to the Abyss Lake turn off or back to Deer Creek Trailhead, 6.5 miles away. You just cant go wrong here.
Nice easy hike with lush greenery and the sounds of the creek flowing by as you hike along.
LOVE. We went early on a Saturday and only saw 5 groups of people. The trail is beautiful and there's so many spots to photograph. We are not seasoned hikers by any means but I did not feel strained, just short of breath. I live about ten minutes away and will now be going all the time! It's very shaded as well so it's a good summer hike.
It was a good trail but there is way too much horse poop on the trail. It's really disgusting how much horse poop was there. It smelled like a stable. They really need to clean up after the horses.
Mellow hike along the creek.
Hiked this trail in mid-July and there were wildflowers everywhere! Gentle incline along the beautiful Three Mile Creek.