Mitchell Creek Trail 1845

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Mitchell Creek Trail 1845 is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,139 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips




over grown

over grown
8 days ago

Trail follows the creek, some crossing on big fall down timbers. Steep, decent hike with good views of the oak shrub and burnt snags from the Storm King Fire 25+ years ago. Creek was running clear and cold, filter or UV pen comes in handy if you want to linger. Didn't see any places level or clear to camp or bivouac. Prior post is spot on. This is steep, rocky and gravely trail, poorly marked but in an interesting ecology. Signs warning about mountain lion and bear sightings warrant avoiding solo travel.

14 days ago

Third time I've hiked at least a part of this trail. Parking for the trailhead is at the Glenwood Springs Fish Hatchery. The 1st 1/2 mile or so is a paved private road. The dirt trail starts just before the gate of the last residence on the road. The trail is unrelentingly steep. As it is lightly used, it is somewhat overgrown, and the trail becomes more faint the further you climb. The foliage includes thorny bushes which can scratch bare skin and snag on clothing. The trail is claimed to be a 6-mile out-and-back,with 4,000 ft of elevation gain, terminating at the OHV Transfer Trail at the top.I turned around after 3.7 miles, as the trail became too faint to follow without significant bushwacking. Due to being so overgrown, beware of ticks in the early season.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

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