Meadow Creek Trail to Eccles Pass

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Meadow Creek Trail to Eccles Pass is a 11.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3280 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

hiking
20 days ago

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27 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of our favorite hikes! Beautiful wildflowers and views. Lots of hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Gorgeous hike along the creek and many small waterfalls. Didn't get real far as the snow is very heavy and wet. I will be back!

2 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

After a few miles through the woods the scenery opens up and is amazing. Really nice hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Lot's of elevation but the views are worth it!

hiking
11 months ago

Out and back? Says who? If you're going to hike this trail (and I highly recommend it,) then park a second car at Mesa Cortina or Willowbrook Trailhead and make it into a loop over Red Buffalo Pass. Another option is to use the Gore Range Trail to connect to the North Ten Mile Creek Trail, which also requires either a second car or use of the Summit Stage to get back to the Meadow Creek Trailhead.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Monday, July 04, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gorgeous trail. It's mostly a gradual climb the entire way. Very worth every minute. Stunning views at the top with lots of room to explore. We saw a beaver, too.

hiking
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Excellent hike... long and satisfying. Dramatic views of the Gore Range; wildflowers in July. A must-hike.

hiking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My family and I have been hiking in and around Summit County for years but had only hiked this trail a few years ago in December and never made it to the meadows or the pass. This is now one of our favorite hikes in the area. While the trail is fairly steep from the beginning, the open meadows and views from the pass are well worth the effort. In some respect the views are better than those from Buffalo Mtn, simply because you don't see any civilization from the pass.

We heeded the warnings and wore bug spray, but didn't have any issues. We summitted in just under 3 hours and the return trip was right around 2 hours. The trail gets wet in areas and there are several river crossings, so good boots are recommended. The weather has been warm this week, so very little snow left on the trail. Most/all should be gone in the next 1-2 weeks.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lots of bugs in the lower part. Bring your bug spray. Steadily climbing through the woods initially. Second half with more open meadows and views.
After a wet spring here in Colorado we had to cross several fairly shallow snowfields or make our way around them.
We had to find one alternative Creek Crossing because of snow coverage and snowmelt. Total time including one long lunch break and one short stop on the way up 7 ½ hours. Extra time spent navigating snow.
Fun final climb up to Eccles pass and along the crest once on top. Amazing views. Then sliding down on snowfields, lots of fun.
Regular good hiking boots
Lots of wild life.
One of the better hikes.