Perham Creek Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Perham Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles
836 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking





Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel south on Highway 133 for 10 miles. The trailhead is 100 ft from mile marker 58 (they get smaller towards Redstone) on the right side. The entrance is marked with two large metal gates.

3 months ago

I like this trail as it’s close to home and still a bit of a challenge. The first mile or so is the most difficult on the rocky hillside. I’ve never seen too many people here but it is trafficked in the summer months. Takes you through different terrain. You basically go from desert to forest to meadow. I have taken the trail to the old cabin but the trail is not well marked and it’s hard to tell if you’re on public or private property. I take my dog and she loves it. Pack a snack and have rest in the shade. Just did this hike and the snow has cleared.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

This trail has a nice meadow at the top of a steep hike. Its nice to bike up to the trailhead from carbondale.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Steep! It's actually 4.2 miles to the end but the meadow is the best part (about 3 miles in). Pack lots of water and a lunch to enjoy in the meadow. Love the unique view of Mt. Sopris and the aspen groves.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This is a steep trail for most of the hike up. There is a small creek that you cross over and can get water for your dogs, but otherwise, if its a hot sunny day, I recommend bringing LOTS of water. You are exposed to the sun most of the hike. The view of Sopris at the top of the meadow is amazing!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Steep, dusty and rocky for most of the trail. You can hear but not often see Perham Creek running in the canyon along the trail. The sound alone is peaceful though. The hike up is worthwhile once you reach the top, where it opens up into a large meadow and you get a great view of Mt. Sopris.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013