Meadow Creek Trail to Eccles Pass

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Meadow Creek Trail to Eccles Pass is a 10.3 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
10.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2883 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

1 month ago

1 month ago

great hike. When you get to the pass if you follow the ridgeline SE it will take you to an unnamed peak. At the top of this peak is a jar with a register. Not to mention great views

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1 month ago

2 months ago

Missed the aspen peaking (not sure ever did this fall) so this trail was a bit lackluster. Leaves are mostly down and the second half of the trail was muddy and covered with snow. Views near the pass were very nice but wind made me turn around before I got to the top. Too cold!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Really good hike with great views from Eccles Pass. The first half mile is mostly Aspens which are coming into color right now. The first 2.5 miles are up hill over some rocky terrain. The trail flattens out near the edge of the tree line before a moderate ascent to the pass. Wind can really kick up as your approach the pass. I wore Trail running shoes with some trekking poles. Harder soled shoes would have been a better choice on the lower section.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months 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.

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3 months ago

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4 months 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.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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

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6 months ago

snowshoeing
6 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!