Frenchman Creek

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Frenchman Creek is a 15 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buena Vista, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,511 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

Decent trail IF you have high clearance off road vehicle. The hike from the lower trailhead is a washed out jeep trail with gigantic, feet killing rocks. Consider adamantium shanks for you boots. I went to the high trail in my Jeep. The rest of the trail has tons of dead ends and washouts. We spent 1/2 the hike bushwacking or bouldering. The approach to Harvard is less than great. Tons of false ridges, and we found too late you have to cross over for a north face summit. We were cliffed out around 14,220. Only plus side is we didn't see a single person on the trail over 2 days. There's probably a reason for that!

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Not a hiking trail. Jeeping? Sure, but not hiking. We went up, emphasis on *up*, for 2.5 miles. Stupid steep. It was just a rutted, steep road. Kinda pretty back in there but nothing we'd recommend for hikers. Even on the descent, we questioned how we got up this hill.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012