Peru Creek

EASY 15 reviews
#58 of 176 trails in

Peru Creek is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dillon, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and cross country skiing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

cross country skiing

river

views

snow

hiking
1 month ago

This is an access road to campsites, not a trail. A car drove past us about every 5 minutes making the conditions dusty and unpleasant.

1 month ago

Just so everyone knows in the summer this is a road not a trail. Full of vehicles and campers right off of it. More a road go to other passes than a trail at all. Was not even able to walk on the road with my dog due to the traffic and dust. I drove to the other end in the town of Montezuma to see if I could hike up there. There is no parking at that end, trail head is kind of in the backyard of a home so you would have to walk from town after you parked to this trail marker. I did not go down the trail as it is a walking or mountain bike only access at that point.

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Moderate hike up 1.5 miles to the avalanche cabin. Wet snow.

hiking
4 months ago

snowshoeing
4 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go cross country skiing in the winter, and I decided to take my kids on the trail in the summer. It's absolutely beautiful in any season but it is a very different experience in the summer. In the winter it's isolated -maybe you'll run into one or two other skiers/snowshoers. In the summer there are cars and motorbikes on the road, which is a little annoying but understandable since it is, in fact, a road. I would definitely recommend this as a fun hike to do with kids -the abandoned mine/ cabin are really cool and the road makes it easy to walk. But if you are looking to really be in the woods, away from it all, I'd pick a different option (at least in the summer).

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Went a few weeks ago, the snow was about 3 ft deep, but the snow in the trail was so compacted you can easily do this hike without ice cleats or snow shoes. Beautiful beautiful scenery, looked like a winter wonderland!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

hiking
Saturday, March 24, 2012