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North Ten Mile Creek Trail is a 7.3 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.

Length 7.3 mi Elevation gain 921 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Snow
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Good for easy hiking and snowshoeing. Hiking in canyons carved thousands of years ago. Snow capped mountains. Views of Wichita mountain and Chief mountain.

E trailhead W/restroom - Main St & I70 Officers Gulch w/restroom - I70 Officers Gulch E side Parking N of I70 Copper Mtn exit on E side Parking & restrooms at I70 summit rest area.

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Directions from Frisco: Access #1: From the Frisco Main Street exit #201, proceed toward town. A short distance from the interchange, turn right into a parking area for the Ten Mile Canyon bike path. Park here and take the bike path toward Frisco. Travel for approximately 1/2 mile along the bike path, to where the Peaks Trail takes off on the right (roughly Second Street). Look across the small clearing for a blue diamond on a tree, marking the start of the Peaks Trail. Follow the Peaks Trail (marked with blue diamonds) for approx 3 miles until you reach the junctions with the Miners Creek Trail. Take the Miners Creek Trail to the meadows beneath Tenmile Peak.Access #2: Travel 0.4 miles south of Frisco on Highway 9. Turn right at the State and County Maintenance Facility (there is a small sign for the Rainbow Lake Trailhead) and continue down this road following the blue diamonds. Past Rainbow Lake, the road becomes a 4WD road only, which after approximately 3 miles comes to the Miners Creek junction. From there, walk up the Miners Creek Trail to Tenmile Meadows.

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Kyle Hancock
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Nice hike, 1st mile is the toughest, starting to get muddy in spots mile 2-3). The waterfall near the end is ok, somewhat small.

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Keeping Wanderlust
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Nice trail. The hardest steepest part is the first mile and then it becomes very gradual.

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Nick Cassaro
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Great easy-going Sunday hike. The hardest hiking is in the first mile and a half. Some good views along the way.

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Amanda Madsen
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Nice easy trail, not too much elevation gain. Was a little muddy between the 2-3 mile mark.

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Mia Cromarty
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Great creek and waterfall at the end and a lot of beautiful views along the way. Not too much elevation. Overall had a wonderful time!

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Leon Corbeille
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Nice for a morning hike

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Brandon Ludolph
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HikingGreat!

It was the perfect trail to hit on day one of being here after driving all day yesterday from Illinois. I’m tired and worn out but didn’t want to waste any time while in Colorado. Plus, this trail was good to help get acclimated to the elevation. Exactly what I needed on day 1!

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Vipul Devluk
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Would call this easy - pretty great trail!

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Thomas Nathaniel
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Beautiful scenery. Loved this hike.

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Nick Gonzalez
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Andrea Wu
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Did this trail on a Tuesday morning, got to the trailhead around 9:30AM and the parking lot was full with about 10 cars or so. I parked on the side of the road and then started hiking, and the hike was good. It's not very steep, borderline easy / moderate. It also wasn't too long, and there's a teeny tiny waterfall on the trail over. The trail goes all the way until the Gore Range Trail, and it's mostly shaded though some parts are a bit muddy - definitely doable though and not a big deal. Took a little less than 2.5 hours, finished at 11:45AM.

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Jill Marie
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Great hike! Goes from wooded areas to open plains and back in throughout the hike. Definitely a unique feature. My fiancé and I enjoyed it. A little after the 2mile mark the ground was a bit muddy in parts but not bad at all.

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Rachel B
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The BEST ride! Good workout up through Copper and amazing cruise back!

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Joseph Wenzel
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Ashley Sayre
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HikingGreat!

Love this trail. Done it many times. The first mile is straight uphill but then it levels out. Beautiful wildflowers all over and opens to a valley!

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Michael Klein
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Lauren Wooldridge
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Nature trips

Wow, what a wonderful place to experience the aspens in the fall! The colors were incredible (Sept 26). Nothing too difficult here, a great place to walk the dog and stretch our legs amidst a lot of beauty. We went later afternoon and there were still many people on the trail but the parking lot had spots.

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Tori Burke
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Hiking

The falls aspen colors are amazing the first section of this trail. Other than that there was not much to see. Great if you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or to do some leaf peeping.

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Mariana Marshall Kelland
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Really lovely, wide, and well maintained. Aspens still had some beautiful color this weekend (hiked 9/27). Trail was not as crowded as the full parking lot made it look!

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Julie Robertson
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Really enjoyed! The colors are definitely the best the first mile, but beautiful all the way! Not hard, great fall hike :) we got there at 845 am on a Saturday and found parking easily but around 1130 when we got back it was very busy.

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Tammy Wales
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HikingGreat!

If you are looking for a relaxing, strolling trail with fall colors and a babbling creek, this is a good one. The vast majority of the trail is a wide, relatively flat dirt path making social distancing very easy. Only has a few semi-steep areas at the beginning. Enjoyed the little side trails to the creek.

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Joan Prinaris
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Megan Galgano
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This is a nice hike, but the fall colors are mostly at the very beginning of the hike and are not at all as vibrant as they normally are. I'm guessing it is people from out of state remarking on the fall colors because they were just "meh" in my opinion after experiencing over 20 years of gorgeous Colorado fall aspens. Our cold snap/snow clearly impacted the leaves. It is a decent hike, but there are much better hikes in the area. Wouldn't choose this hike again.

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Tyler Walsh
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Loved it

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Jeff Fesperman
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HikingGreat!

Trail in great shape Beautiful yellow aspens Fairly easy hike

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Kelsey Martin
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Colors were gorgeous! Left around 3pm on a Monday and barely any other hikers. Not a spectacular ending - you just hit a crossroads and turn around.

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Amanda Thompson
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Great hike. Fall colors are beginning. Definitely less busy in the morning. Was muddy toward the top so we only went a little over 3 miles up

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Tori Correll
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HikingGreat!

Loved this trail. The toughest parts are, as others have said, near the beginning of the trail. From there, it's a great combination of forest and meadows.

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Josh Van Gorp
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HikingGreat!

Trail is not too steep or difficult. We went around noon and the trail was very busy. If you are hiking for views this trail is okay at best.

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