Peru Creek

EASY 11 reviews
#43 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

hiking

trail running

cross country skiing

river

views

snow

hiking
45 minutes ago

8 days ago

18 days ago

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

snowshoeing
3 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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