North Ten Mile Creek Trail

MODERATE 390 reviews

North Ten Mile Creek Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 889 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Good for easy hiking and snowshoeing. Hiking in canyons carved thousands of years ago. Snow capped mountains. Views of Wichita mountain and Chief mountain.

hiking
9 hours ago

Beautiful river along the side in the beginning. A little rocky at points, but stunning views! Couldn’t complete it because there was too much water blocking the path.

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked this today, 6/16/19. Snow is gone, but everyone was having to turn around because water made the path impassable at one point. Hard to say how far in, but my guess is about 2.5 to 2.75 miles into the hike. Pretty hike though. Very easy.

hiking
snow
16 days ago

Great trail! Great views! Also had to turn around about 2.4 miles into it because of the snow. I was not able to find the trail.

hiking
snow
20 days ago

Loved the hike but had to turn around because of snow and couldn’t determine where the trail started up again.

hiking
muddy
off trail
snow
25 days ago

Trail was great for about 2 miles until you hit a lot of snow. If you sunk in the snow it was up to about your knees and in some places your hips. Definitely need some good hiking shoes, snow shoes, or yak-traks if you want to make it all the way. We lost the trail a few times but for the most part it was great! The flat part of the trail along the river is beautiful and you can walk out it on it! Loved the hike. Definitely a beautiful one.

hiking
27 days ago

Really pretty but kind of just a trail into the trees. Kinda just did it to see what it was. Connects to other trails so better for backpacking or longer trips but it just kind of ends otherwise.

hiking
28 days ago

This is a beautiful hike through the woods along ten mile creek! The group I was with was able to make it to around 2.8 miles out before we lost the trail because of the snow. At that point the snow was knee deep or higher. The first 1.75 miles are fairly easy to navigate with onlu small patches of snow. After that, the snow got steadily deeper and it was harder to follow the steps in the snow. A couple trail runners made it to around 2 miles out. Even with the snow it was a great hike!

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Very loose snow pack, often ended up waist deep seating about 1-1/2 miles into the trail.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

still need some traction or crampons but great little hike. Not muddy at all, just pretty much all snow today.

snowshoeing
snow
3 months ago

Went snowshoeing yesterday. Barely made it 1.5 miles before the trail became to narrow and too deep for snow shoes. There was also too many cliffs posing avalanche danger. I'm glad we turned back when we did because an avalanche occurred in that spot a few hours later. Trail is between 2-4 feet deep depending on how far you go in. You cannot hike this in shoes or claws on your boots. Trail is much to deep with too much fresh snow. We will try again when there's less snow.

snowshoeing
snow
3 months ago

Checked this trail out on a business trip to Denver last week. I saw that it was very highly rated so I packed my snowshoes with me (from Vancouver) and decided to check it out. It's a fairly easy trail but if you're not from Colorado the elevation can definitely take your breathe away a little quicker than normal. It's a nice trail that goes along the edge of the creek with some decent views of the mountains around you. The reason I only rated it a 3 out of 5 is because there isn't really any reward of a great view or anything like that at the end. You just kind of get to the end of the trail and then turn back around. I'd probably check something else out next time I'm out here. But this trail would be great for locals wanting to do a nice trail run or walk their dogs. Not really a destination hike in my opinion though.

hiking
4 months ago

This is an easy and popular trail that occasionally follows the creek. While I've only gone in the winter, I think it would be better in the winter than the summer since there really isn't an end destination to enjoy. It is right off the service road so easily accessible. Snow packed down last week. For more info and pics: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2019/02/26/north-ten-mile-creek-trail/

hiking
4 months ago

Was here on 2/2/19 trail is packed down no need for snowshoes I used my yaktrax and they did the job. Beautiful easy hike would definitely do again.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Perfect for snowshoeing today—one could hike the first mile without however. This evening’s wind will have blown the tracks in by tomorrow. The last section to the Gorge Trail had not been set in by anyone.Traffic was moderate with hikers, skiers, snowshoers and one fat tire bike. We took the pups and they loved it. Beautiful views in the open areas and gorgeous tall trees surround you at times.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked at night and it was gorgeous!! Can’t wait for the day time!!

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Uphill the first half mile and then it levels off. Pretty home through the trees and had some powder. Started off hiking and then put on snowshoes.

5 months ago

Amazing hike! We took our sleds and had a blast.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Pretty trail but not enough snow right now. The trail was groomed so much that we had to take our snowshoes off and hike instead.

hiking
5 months ago

Have done this a few times in the past month, not the entire length, just a few miles out and back. Beautiful and peaceful trail! The beginning is a little steep but generally after that point it’s pretty flat. Heavily wooded in some parts and trail narrows as it goes deeper into the forest. Planning to come back once more in the winter to do the entire thing then probably again in the summer to see how the trail differs.

6 months ago

Great hike... but do not leave valuables in car!! Notorious for car break ins....happened to me a few weeks ago.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike in the snow. We commented that poles might have been nice for some of the icy rocks on the way down but overall the trail was well marked and the creek was really pretty!

hiking
7 months ago

This was our second time hiking this trail. We were here this same week (second in Nov) last year. This was a huge difference because this year was colder and there was a lot of snow. As mentioned by many the first leg, the incline, is hard on the lungs. Especially for those of us who are “flat landers”. Once you get past that, it is less difficult. Snow does make it more challenging as well but it is worth the hike. We continued for about 30 minutes past Eagles nest and turned around. We could tell it was not traveled as much. It was not crowded but when we encountered anyone it was usually dog owners with very friendly dogs. Happy hiking!

7 months ago

Fairly easy trail, even in heavy snow. Views and hike start to get more interesting once you pass into White River Natl Forest.

8 months ago

Fun trail. Nice views and follows creek most of the way up.

hiking
8 months ago

lots of different settings - river with mini waterfalls, open canyons and forested pine trees and Aspen's. hiked on tuesday 9/25 and not too crowded. walked from just under the highway overpass and it was just under 7.5 miles. did it in 2 hrs 40 minutes. turn around when you get to the cross

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike! It is actually an easy hike with great surroundings. Easy to get to and good for kids if they are up to a 6 miles walk.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike. Not too hard for those from sea-level elevation but still challenging on the lungs. For those with any balance issues it could be tricky... certain areas of the hike had lots of awkward tree roots to step over and various sections of large rocks as part of the trail. Lots of beautiful meadows and scenery. After reaching the sign indicating the “Gore Range” we kept going straight on the N Ten Mike trail, through some interesting portions of trail through bushes and marsh (feet got soaked) and eventually the darn trail just disappeared and we never did get to arrive at a lake. We were bummed. Very beautiful. Not easy, not hard, but challenging. Needed up being 8.82 miles total bc we never found the lake.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice hike, not nearly the amount of aspens we were hoping for, quite a bit of dead pines at the beginning. Creek at trail side for much of the time was very pleasant. Not too difficult once past the uphill section at the beginning.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike!!! Saw some deer on the way back. There was a moose reported around the ponds today but we missed it. Great scenery along the river. Would definitely do it again!

road biking
9 months ago

Loved it, challenging (especially w/wind) but easy down!! Beautiful!!

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