Grizzly Creek Trail

MODERATE 84 reviews
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Grizzly Creek Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1912 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

dogs

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Nice trail. Easy to find. About half sun, half shade, which was good because it was quite hot today. Trail was easy to follow and was alongside the raging snowmelt the whole way, which made conversation difficult because it was so LOUD! Trail was moderately uphill, nothing too steep. I would do it again, but in the fall when the gulch/creek is smaller so that you can talk with your hiking partners and hear the birds around you.

hiking
10 days ago

18 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike. Spring runoff had the creek raging.

walking
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

22 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Pretty long and steep in places, but worth it.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful hike! A fair amount of traffic but the views are amazing. Great for photography. Will put this on my do again list.

hiking
27 days ago

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hiking
29 days ago

Great trail - first 3miles of ~3.7 in are solid, last stretch is tough and at a steep grade. Narrow trail at times, awesome challenges along the way!

Really impressive photo ops most of the trail -at about 2pm, got marginally busy.

Will go again, about 2.5hr in at moderate pace and 95min out for the ~4 miles out and back.

29 days ago

A beautiful warm weather hike that isn't too vertically challenging yet entertaining. You go alongside the river as you slowly climb in elevation. At about the 3-4 mile marker you can look back on the entire canyon for a picturesque view. It's also a great trail to bring a lunch and sit by the river for a meal break.

hiking
30 days ago

Great hike! I had tried to do Hanging Lake, but the parking was full and ended up here. The trail was beautiful and the further in the more shaded it is. I only did about 2 miles in and then turned back, but I would definitely do it again. Also great spot if you're on a road trip. I saw some people with toddlers, but parts of the trail are narrow with steep drop offs into the river, so just a caution if you have small children.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Relatively easy hike along the Grizzly Creek. Great sights and not very crowded. Saw 6 couples the entire trip and back. Very peaceful and great for lunch by the river.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Creek is flowing fast. Went early and didn't see anyone until half way back out.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We love this trail! The further you go the more shade from tall trees. Way less crowded than Hanging Lake!