Acorn Creek Trail

HARD 5 reviews
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Acorn Creek Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2808 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

Directions from Silverthorne: Travel north on Highway 9 for 11 miles. After the bridge over the Blue River, turn right onto Road #2400 and follow this for 1/2 miles to a fork in the road. Take the right fork onto Road #2402. Follow this 1/2 mile to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Went on August 3rd, 2017. The beauty in the hike is not only what you see when you reach the top, but in the journey itself. The trail takes you through green meadows, flowers, beautiful Aspen groves and over a creek. If going to the top, some areas are steep and rocky. Take hiking poles and wear good boots.

hiking
1 month ago

Starting from the trail head it's an incline the entire way. Lots of meadows and forests to hike through. It gets more challenging around 9000 feet, but the views from 10K+ are incredible and panoramic! Lots of flies and grasshoppers along the way, too. Tons of beautiful wild flowers also if you're their in summertime.
Most used body parts: Lungs going up, knees coming down.

hiking
2 months ago

Very scenic. I hiked on a day when it was 80 degrees (warm) and smokey from fires. I went only two miles in. My dog was getting hot and it was a mild uphill most of the way. A stream for dogs is only at the beginning so pack more water for them. Very pretty hike with views but personally, I'd wait until it gets to be slightly cooler out. Pack bug spray too.

snowshoeing
Sunday, March 20, 2016

The views start almost immediately and just get more breathtaking. Not sure that previous hikers totally blazed the right trail though - but gorgeous nonetheless. Decent snowpack.

hiking
Saturday, November 08, 2014