Acorn Creek Trail

HARD 10 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.3 miles
2726 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


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.

9 days ago

Great hike! Gets pretty challenging around the halfway point. Also want to mention that we did see a cougar near the top where the last few switch backs are so those who bring dogs, make sure they’re leashed.

12 days ago

Killer views the whole way. Loved walking through the meadows, aspen groves and high alpine terrain. Took us about 4 hrs round trip. The top gets steep so bring good boots!

26 days ago

Beautiful hike! Snowy at the ridge, but clear all the way there. The last mile is challenging—wear good boots and bring a warm layer.

6 months ago

Like everyone else has mentioned, views are incredible. Most of the trails are covered in snow now but definitely still worth the effort.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

11 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.

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.

2 months ago

Saturday, November 08, 2014