Brush Creek Lakes

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Brush Creek Lakes is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moffat, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.1 miles
1,948 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



The lakes sit below timberline at the base of Thirsty and Lakes Peaks. Current regulations now prohibit camping and stock within 300' of lakes and 100' of streams. The Crossover- trail climbs above the uppermost Brush Lake (to the southwest), drops over in to South Branch and eventually gets over to South Brush via Banjo Lake. This route is shown on the San Isabel National Forest Map, and is not a maintained or well defined trail. Skills in backcountry map reading and orienteering are necessary to follow the Crossover-trail.

2 months ago

Epic. Both.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

We attempted this hike today. However, the trailhead is impossible to reach with our Subaru. The normal dirt road quickly turned to a Jeep road. It was impassible for our vehicle. Do not plan on doing this hike without a high clearance off road vehicle.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017