Grizzly Creek Trail

MODERATE 115 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
1847 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
3 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.

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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.

Beautiful trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike

5 months ago

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike

hiking
6 months 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
6 months ago

Great hike. Spring runoff had the creek raging.

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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
6 months 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.

6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.

hiking
7 months ago

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

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