North Rock Creek Trail is a 12.6 kilometer out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.6 km Elevation Gain: 418 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

running

forest

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Shoeshoed roughly 2.5 miles up this trail today from the winter parking lot. The first 1.4 miles were on a mostly-snow packed dirt road that is closed for the winter and the next mile or so was on a single-track trail with up to a foot of fresh powder in spots. As a number of skiers had used this trail prior to us, the route was reasonable well packed, but stepping off the trail puts one into the powder. We turned around at the 2.5 mile mark due to possible avalanche danger and, on our way back, detoured west for a half mile or so on the Gore Range Trail, breaking trail (up to 2' - 2 1/2' powder in some places) as best we good. Fabulous view. Excellent workout. Highly recommended.

Sat Jun 16 2018

There are way better trails in the area. It follows the road so not the best hiking trail.

cross country skiing
Fri Mar 17 2017

Beautiful area, few people if you go early.

hiking
Fri Jun 17 2016

Terrific, easy trail with a ton of wildlife. I saw grouse, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, hawks, and a bunch of different small birds. There were cars and campsites on the 4x4 road up to the actual trailhead, (I don't advise taking a low-clearance car up this road to get to the trailhead though), I hiked up it and only saw one other person on this entire trail. It was beautiful and peaceful at the top.

hiking
Wed Mar 23 2016

We completed this hike in June 2015. Beautiful wildflower viewing and we spotted a moose cow and her young one in one of the Kettle Ponds. The hike gets fairly steep at some points but the lake at the end is worth it!

hiking
Tue Sep 18 2012

Well we were trying to get on the trail to go to Boulder Lake but ended up not taking the right turn. So we ended up on this trail, which leads to an old mining area. Very pretty this time of year. Saw some grouse and deer and no other human activity (which was nice). Pretty easy hike with a few inclines and muddy areas. Would defiantly do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

snowshoeing
2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

skiing
Sun Apr 14 2019

recorded North Rock Creek Trail

hiking
Sat Jun 02 2018

hiking
Sat Jan 06 2018

hiking
Sun Sep 03 2017

hiking
Sat Sep 02 2017

Thu Aug 11 2016

Tue Jul 05 2016

hiking
Sat Feb 27 2016

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Wed Sep 03 2014

hiking
Sun Jul 27 2014

hiking
Sun Mar 18 2012