North Ten Mile Creek Trail

MODERATE 356 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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

snowshoeing
1 day 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.

7 days ago

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

snowshoeing
13 days 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
20 days 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.

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

hiking
2 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
2 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!

2 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.

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Got to the trail head at sunrise and there were 6 cars in the lot. when I got back down the lot was full and cars waiting for spots. Nice and brisk at the start, needed a jacket, but once the sun started hitting the mountainside, little by little ended up in shorts and a tank top. Initial start is up hill but nothing real strenuous and then it levels out and is a very relaxing walk. Saw a bull moose in the first mile of the trail off in the willows. Nice fall smells and colors. Enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike. Not too strenuous once you get past the initial incline. Great fall colors, beautiful stream that the trail intersects with often. Recommended.

4 months ago

Autumn colors are coming in and it looks beautiful. Excellent place for a backpacking trip without the crowds.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail alone was worth the trip. It was a great scenic hike on a gorgeous blue sky 70° day. So much easier on the body walking over soft forest floor than climbing hard rock 14ers yesterday. We went in 4.6 miles from the lot, where we lost the trail in a swampy meadow and turned back, total 9.5 miles. Turns out, the official trail ends at the intersection of the Gore trail. This is a great off the freeway stop for families too.

hiking
4 months ago

(Aspens have not yet started to change color on this trail) Great trail for beginners to those looking for a little challenge. If you can make it through the first massive up hill climb, you're good. The rest of the trail evens out and is a lot easier. Great scenery with lots of places to enjoy the river and the view. Watch out for the 10-15 water crossings, many were muddy around the water when we went through. If you turn left where the trail ends there's a great place to enjoy the river and relax. We suggest getting to the trail before 9am if you want to find a parking spot. Even on a Monday the parking lot was packed when we made it back to the car at 1:30pm. Definitely one of our favorite trails in Frisco and it's easily accessible right off the highway.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail, easy to access near Frisco just off I70. Our group got to the trailhead early just after 7am so very few others there for a Saturday, but a friend said it gets very busy later. The trail meanders near a small stream that you can walk in if you love the mountain water in summer. Mostly forest punctuated by the occasional meadow with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. I plan to go back in winter because I hear it’s great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail! Definitely something you could do all day if you wanted to take your time! It follows the Creek all the way up and the trail is really well taken care of! While it is steep at times, the trail is easy enough to walk on. Do not be discouraged by the moderate rating! What the app does not tell you is that you can begin this trail in Copperhead. If you start here, you run into lakes along the trail as well! From Copperhead to Frisco on the trail is around 15(ish?!) miles, and if I could do it all over I would start in Copperhead! However, the hike was beautiful and very fun! Would do again and recommend highly!

5 months ago

I’m not an experienced hiker so not sure how to rate... but very enjoyable... 2 hours ( for me) up to Gore Ridge Trail... then turned around ... I went slowly with plenty of rest stops .... beautiful views along the way... and wonderful smell of the lodge pole pines ... 1 hour 15 minutes down ... although parking lot at trailhead was just about full I really didn’t encounter many people ... the people I did see along the way just gave a friendly “Hi” and carried on ... I post a pic I took at the bottom... pretty much says it all ... steep initially but levels out ... don’t get discouraged! Some areas require navigating over tree roots and rocks but nothing too daunting .... after you get to the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area the trail becomes more interesting... passes in and out of meadows and trees ... very nice!

hiking
5 months ago

Begins with incline and becomes more gradual. Along creek for most of hike.

6 months ago

Loved stopping along the trail to take breaks and enjoy skipping rocks in the stream. Wouldn’t say it’s a super hard trail, but coming back down definitely did a number on our feet because of all the rocks. Bring plenty of sunscreen though because I felt like only about 25-35% of it was shaded. Beautiful meadows and wildflowers, beautiful streams and water spots. Lots of birds to see. Also saw a moose about a minute into the hike. The trail ends when it intersects with another trail. Nothing too special at the end, but still a lot of great views throughout the hike.

6 months ago

Nice hike, great workout, and not too much foot traffic! I stopped a few times along the way to enjoy the water. The trail is very dog friendly and the views of the mountains are gorgeous! Flowers, butterflies, and dragonflies are everywhere...so are amazing views!

6 months ago

Nice senic trail with lots of creekside and waterfall views. Definitely recommend.

6 months ago

Steep up climb at the beginning and then levels out. Pretty Valley. Started with my 4 yo, only got out a little and came back later and completed it with out him

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails. We did half of the trail today with my family (2 tweens, 2 mid age, and 2 retirees). We saw the beautiful falls, creek, forest, and meadows. I did this two years ago with friends and made it to the further falls. That trip was about 8 miles out and back and took about 4-5 hours. Today we did 4 miles oab. All of us had an enjoyable time.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty trail. Nice for families with younger children!

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