East Lake Creek Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews
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East Lake Creek Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Edwards, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

snow

Directions from Eagle: Go 18 miles east on I-70 to the Edwards exit. Go south on Highway 6, then turn west . Go 0.7 mile and turn right onto Lake Creek Road, at the National Forest Access sign. Travel 1.8 miles and turn right onto West Lake Creek Road. Be sure to stay on West Lake Creek Road as it winds through a residential area. After the pavement ends, travel on the dirt road for 1.1 miles until there is a V in the road. Take the left fork and follow this road for one mile to the East Lake Creek trailhead. There is a parking area which can accommodate small trailers and a bulletin board at the trailhead. There are no other facilities at the trailhead.

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21 days ago

Aspens were great today, September 30. Be sure to go all the way to the bridge over the creek.

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24 days ago

Good hiking trail. No obstructions. Moderate ascents and descents. Very scenic. Many aspen groves. Probably about a week late for peak aspen color change. Hiked to bridge and enjoyed lunch by creek. Very few hikers, maybe about a dozen. Highly recommend.

26 days ago

A beautiful hike through a huge aspen grove. 5 starts for hitting it around the peak of the yellowing leaves today. My Apple Watch called it 4.7 miles from the trailhead to the bridge and back.

27 days ago

Pretty view of the aspens in late September!

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1 month ago

Very lush full of wild life and berries along the trail for miles. Nice views of some peaks through the aspen trees at the start, as you descend into the valley you will find a bridge crossing the stream where most hikers will end their hike. If you travel past this bridge you will find beautiful waterfalls first one a half mile past second one is at a mile up, and so on. Mushrooms galore.

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3 months ago

Narrow at parts, better trails around for sure

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice wooded trail... decent climb on the way back.. moderate traffic. Not huge views but enjoyable and wooded pretty.

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4 months ago