Greens Creek Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Greens Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salida, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

river

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This trail offers a variety of scenery in its passage to the Continental Divide. The trail follows the creek with several beaver ponds located along the way. A small shelterhouse is located 6 miles up the trail. This multi-use trail (hiking, biking, and horseback riding) is also open to motorized traffic.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful alongside creek entire hike. At a very slow pace we did 2 hours up and back but did not make it to end.

Leaves gorgeous! Beware of some fast bike downhillers (not cross country) barreling it down

hiking
14 days ago

The river is beautiful and since we were here in October, the Aspens were beautiful too. Trailhead was super easy to find with these directions! 

hiking
25 days ago

off road driving
1 month ago

To those that don't like the motos on this trail... it was built by dirtbikers and is maintained by dirtbikers. It does not allow ATVs.

We had a great hike on Greens Creek. It does appear to be a popular downhill mtn bike trail so as long as you are aware of possible bikers coming down, you will be fine. It's a beautiful trail with variety of landscapes and terrain. It does appear to go much further than 3.6 miles however. We only went that far but you can take it all the way to where it meets the Monarch Crest Trail.

hiking
3 months ago

I'm a native of Colorado and just recently moved to Salida. I have NEVER seen a trail that allows hikers and Moto (dirt bikes, atvs) allowed on the same trail!! This trail allows; hikers, Mtn bikers, horses, and Dirt bikes! Insane. My dog and I almost got hit by 8 dirt bikes flying down the trail. Not cool. I'm all for sharing the trail with horses and Mtn bikers, but nothing motorized.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Not the easiest to get to (driving) but the hiking was nice. Lots of water along the trail for the pooch to hike along!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, switching between tree cover and open semi-arid terrain. Great for dogs, with plenty of opportunities for them to grab a drink from the creek. Hiked this trail on July 4th - even then, ran into very few people.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

We took our 2 dogs on this trail. We loved it. There was no trail marker indicating when you hit the end of the 3.6 miles. We went 5 miles out and then back. Trail was clearly marked. We only saw one other group The whole 10 miles. We turned around when we hit consistant snow covering the trail. It was slushy and we all kept sinking in the snow. Great day! I love the sound the trees make when the wind blows and the cool wind felt great! We saw absolutely no wildlife. Okay maybe some birds, but that was it.

5 months ago

Stopped at the beaver dam

hiking
11 months ago

trail running
Monday, August 15, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

beautiful wildflowers, great for small children.

geocaching
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Beautiful scenery with the sounds of the stream nearby. Mostly shaded and the terrain has good variations of nature.