Meadow Creek Trail to Eccles Pass

MODERATE 29 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
33 minutes ago

This was a solid hike. The first few miles are just straight up. There's no easing into it. It's a steady incline though. Then there's a valley with a small lake where it levels out a bit before you make the final ascent to the pass. From the pass you can keep going to buffalo (I think) and red buffalo. The views are amazing at the top. We went on a Sunday (early) and only saw a handful of people. I recommend this hike but not for beginners and not if you're not acclimated.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Ended up being one of my favorite trails. The first few miles of uphill were fairly average views but once in the higher elevations, the scenery was amazing! For anyone doing the trail for the first time, I highly recommend pushing thru to the end and even continuing on for a bit on the Gorge Trail to cross over the pass. Will be back next year to backpack in and stay for a few days.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

snowshoeing
3 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!

3 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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

hiking
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.