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Rock Creek to Boss Mine is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 807 ft Route type Out & Back

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Leah Vitale
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Perfect hike! Views are lovely all throughout and the wildflowers are in full bloom! Bring bug spray and take a left at the "fork" in the trail and you'll be good to go to the lakes; or take a right at the fork for beautiful scenery and wildflower meadows! (Arrived 9:30 AM 7/23 and only saw a few other hikers even though the parking lot was full when we left at 12 PM)!

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Ralph Tullier
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Trail was lightly traveled and relatively dry other than a few patches. 1st mile is relatively flat with all of the elevation coming in the 2nd mile before reaching the top. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and rock creek below. Would definitely recommend the smarter trail to others.

Christi Chriatensen
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Need sunscreen and bug spray … lots of mosquitos and most of the hike is in full sun. We calculated 2.3 miles to the mine tailings and then attempted to go up to see the abandoned mine. We didn’t make it as the uphill scramble was slippery and we decided to head back down. Best part was the view of the surrounding peaks and creek below. Without the view this would be a one star experience.

John Broker
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Hiking

This was a nice trail. The road in was chock full of campers and we were worried the trail would be busy. We got started at 9am and didn't see anyone till the way back down. The view from around the mine up the valley was lovely!

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Andy Bernero
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Hiking

Beautiful fall day to view the snow capped Gore Range. Not much foot traffic this time of year. I saw a few other people. The people I did see were hunting for Grouse. I recommend wearing bright colors.

Jonathan Rogers
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Beautiful views of the mountains and aspen colors. Got lucky with the weather, leaves we're peaking and mountains we're snow dusted.

Josh Frank
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Beautiful hike among aspen forest (note to come back in fall). Quite a bit of beetle kill unfortunately as well. The mine itself is underwhelming but the views of meadows and mountain peaks is well worth it. A few small creek crossings as well which our pup took advantage of to get a drink. (Likely a 4-Star rating in fall)

Jared W.
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Hiking

Lots of dead fall along the trail and beetle kill in the forest. The mine was anticlimactic. We did see a bear about .5 miles from the top which was exciting. The drive to the trailhead is a little rough too.

Andrew Chavez
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Keith Schofield
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Joyce Bearse
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Lydia Betts
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Dean Ostenaa
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Taylor Renee
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Brent Hinkston
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Sara Elizabeth
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Bryant Chapman
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Gail H.
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Steve Jenkins
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AllTrails User Russ Hill
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David Salavitch
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Christopher Fornia
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Anne Savill
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Shelby Summers
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Melanie Ravey
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