Deadhorse Creek

MODERATE 13 reviews
#70 of 124 trails in

Deadhorse Creek is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Winter Park, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

snow

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Just a "ditto" on Mr. Whyte's comment below: we thought we were doing an Easy rated, 4.6 mile loop when instead we hiked/sloshed pretty sharply upward for over 3 1/2 miles. One stronger, faster member of our group went ahead to figure out where the "loop" started descending. She called to say it just continued to ascend and the snow was deeper and no end to the ascending in sight. We turned around and hiked back to the trailhead. Didn't really see any alternatives, however, to a different, shorter, loop hike.
Also, the hike offered little in the way of views...just pine trees. Still great to be out on the trail, though.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

snowshoeing
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Make sure you don't mix up deadhorse loop with this looong trail that doesn't really lead anywhere and the views are meager at best. Deadhorse loop is a quick, short loop mostly along a meandering creek (pretty cool). Deadhorse trail is when you don't hang a right off the access road (loop starts about 100yds from parking), and continue on the make-shift road/trail. It essentially just ends after several switchbacks along a creek, way up into the middle of nowhere (unless I zigged when I shoulda zagged). On my way back down, about a mile and a half from the trailhead I encountered a couple asking "is this trail supposed to loop around somewhere?"--they missed the loop turnoff as well..

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, January 04, 2016

snowshoeing
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Great place to snowshoe. Nice loop trail .1-30-1999