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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.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 3,139 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Forest River Waterfall Over grown
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Landon Bain
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Laryssa Dandeneau
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HikingOver grownRocky

Very challenging trail, but the views are great. Trail is overgrown, so I would recommend wearing bug spray to protect yourself from ticks as you walk through a lot of overgrown grass and weeds the entire trail. Waterproof hiking shoes are a must as you have to cross the creek several times along the trail.

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Frederick Read
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Very steep trail, made it 1.5 miles in and ran into a bear and cub on the trail. Warning signs at the entrance about mountain lions and bears, recommend traveling in groups.

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Aaron Abeyta
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Dry for the most part, about 1 or so up there are patches of snow and mud, nothing to intense. In terms of getting to the trailhead just stay on the road for about 10min if that. It is very well marked past the fish hatchery so no need to worry about private property. It is pretty hard but the views are spectacular and the foliage along the trail just seems to get better. I spotted about 4 ticks on me throughout the hike, so if your dog has not been treated I wouldn’t recommend it.

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TMACK McCloskey
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HikingOver grownRocky

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.

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Roger Hassell
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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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Brian M
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Melea Sheridan
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Frederick Read
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Frederick Read
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Darren Zens
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Frederick Read
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William McKinzie
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Roger Hassell
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Aaron Abeyta
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Roger Hassell
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Jennifer Lorenz Mewes
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