Eider Creek to Deep Creek to Mill Creek Waterline Trail

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Uncompahgre National Forest

Eider Creek to Deep Creek to Mill Creek Waterline Trail is a 12.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 12.2 miles Elevation Gain: 3,690 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips







wild flowers




11 months ago

Fun trail - parked at Eider Creek trailhead and made a loop by returning via Deep Creek trail, about 6 miles total. (as suggested by Telluride Mountain Club, thank you!) Very quiet, only met one other group coming from the other (Mill Creek) direction. Some snowy and melty patches, lots of birds, especially in the meadows. Aspen are just staring to leaf out, so perfect dappled sun in early June. Some pungent mammal (not human) smells also! Fantastic postcard views in the bowl area near the Sneffels trail turnoff. 4:5!

Wed Nov 07 2018

Beautiful aspen laden trail. Connects to deep creek - head west and find paradise!

Fri Jul 13 2018

The 12.2 miles shown on the map is actually Eider Creek +part of Deep Creek+Mill Creek+part of Jud Wiebe trails. The Eider Creek portion is steep up hill. The other parts, not so much. The big drawback is that you have to walk up a boring road to get to the Eider Creek trailhead.

Sun Jun 25 2017

Aspen groves, meadows, a waterfall and views from ridge line. This trail is great.

Sun May 28 2017

Great hike. Still snow at 10 k ft

Mon Aug 15 2016

It's a beautiful hike under the shadows of aspen Forrest.

Tue Jul 19 2016

Connected Eider creek to Deep Creek and Wiebe. Didn't see another person for first 5 miles then only a few Mtn bikers on Deep Creek.

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recorded Eider Creek

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