First Creek Cabin

MODERATE 8 reviews
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First Creek Cabin is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winter Park, Colorado that features a great forest setting 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: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 479 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

cross country skiing


nature trips






This cabin is under threat from over use. Be sure to leave no trace if you decide to visit.

over grown
3 months ago

Very poorly marked. Turned around at the ‘sharp right’ because there was no more hint of a trail just rocks.

4 months ago

Great hike. Easy to miss the cutoff across the face, but bushwhacking works okay. If you hit the meadow you have gone too far. Lots of good mushrooms

11 months ago

Easy to follow trail for first 800 feet then you completely lose the track. I ended up in backcountry with snow up to my hips searching for the cabin. It was really fun though and was extremely peaceful walking through the snowy forest. I recommend going early in the day so you have enough time to climb to the summit once you pass the cabin. I highly recommend snowshoes for the second part of the trek.

Fri Aug 03 2018

Not really a trail. More like a few converging paths that don’t go where you’re expecting. I ended up climbing some rock walls and got to some cool views. Good if you aren’t looking for a busy or set path

Sun Aug 13 2017

Wow. Nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find the TRUE path without GPS. So many bunny trails, no trail head signs or markers. Thankful that our phone GSP worked, but it was definitely a bummer to hold it out as a map the ENTIRE time, still to get lost endlessly. Would NOT recommend unless snowshoeing or maintenance is done.

Wed Aug 19 2015

Nice moderate hike up to the broome hut! beautiful views up at the top and can drop over into WP ski resort if you choose to.

Mon Sep 04 2017

recorded 1st Creek

Sat Feb 07 2015