Grizzly Creek Trail

MODERATE 143 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
1,847 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

hiking
14 days ago

Loved this trail. You can take dogs on leash which we did but there were lots of dogs off leash and that’s a problem for our dogs so if a dog is off leash a runs up to our dogs they can get aggressive. I think it’s great to let them off leash but it’s not always safe! Will do this trail again without our dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Much less crowded than Hanging Lake.

3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike.
Gets more difficult the higher you go.
We went this weekend and had two trees crossed over the path to climb over. Stunning views and creek.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail with a beautiful creek to guide you for miles. I’ve been in spring and winter and both times are beautiful.

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10 months ago

Wasn't super impressed. Trail is in good shape but there's not much to see past the creek since you're in a deep canyon. Fairly difficult.

10 months ago

Great hike - 3 hours up and 3 hours back. Walking & talking. Beautiful lake and well traveled Trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Mild elevation hike, very beautiful creek to hike along. Very cool with some shade for relief on hit days.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy at first then gets steeper. Anticlimactic at the end, but overall a decent hike. Longer and less impressive than the Jesse Weaver/No Name Trail.

11 months ago

You hike by the river the entire hike. So nice!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beautiful walk along the creek, lots of spots for dogs to get a drink and cool off.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Overall, a great longer hike. You follow the river for most of the hike, which was beautiful and cool. There are some pretty steep inclines and rocky areas.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful trail.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Great hike. Spring runoff had the creek raging.

Monday, June 05, 2017

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

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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
Sunday, May 28, 2017

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.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wish it had a lake or something at the top. Also wish it wasn't so popular (although not as bad as hanging lake), but the creek follows you the whole way and it's absolutely beautiful

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nice trail with great views. Dogs are allowed and you hike along the water so they can cool off easily. A lot of steep uphill gains on your way out. Just a warning, nobody keeps their pets on leash. Most dogs were friendly but made it difficult having a pet that needed to be leashed due to such small narrow trails.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Hiked on March 12, 2017. About a mile and a half in, the trail became pretty icy, so we turned back. However, the part we did hike was well-maintained, lovely and peaceful. Will definitely go back when it warms up more.

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Easy to moderate trail alongside Creek. Very easy to navigate through the canyon. One of my favorites.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Great physical challenge on the hike with gorgeous views.

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